This Device Driver Tutorial is a hands-on guide that shows you how to develop a
simple device driver for the SolarisTM Operating System (Solaris OS). Device Driver Tutorial also explains
how device drivers work in the Solaris OS. This book is a companion
to Writing Device Drivers. Writing Device Drivers is a thorough reference document that discusses many types of
devices and drivers. Device Driver Tutorial examines complete drivers but does not provide a comprehensive
treatment of all driver types. Device Driver Tutorial often points to Writing Device Drivers and other books
for further information.
Note - This Solaris release supports systems that use the SPARC®
and x86 families
of processor architectures: UltraSPARC®
, SPARC64, AMD64, Pentium, and Xeon EM64T. The supported systems
appear in the Solaris OS Hardware Compatibility Lists at http://www.sun.com/bigadmin/hcl/. This document cites any implementation differences
between the platform types.