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Writing Device Drivers for Oracle® Solaris 11.3

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Updated: March 2019
Chapter 2

Oracle Solaris Kernel and Device Tree

A device driver needs to work transparently as an integral part of the operating system. Understanding how the kernel works is a prerequisite for learning about device drivers. This chapter provides an overview of the Oracle Solaris kernel and device tree. For an overview of how device drivers work, see Overview of Oracle Solaris Device Drivers.