building device drivers for FreeBSD 7.2+ /AMD64

Kevin Oberman oberman at
Sat Jun 20 04:23:36 UTC 2009

> Date: Fri, 19 Jun 2009 21:04:53 -0700
> From: "Sean P. Dew" < at>
> Sender: owner-freebsd-current at
> Is there any tutorial/book on building device drivers for Free BSD?

The canonical one is "The FreeBSD Developers' Handbook"

Also, see the FreeBSD Documentation pages for information on paper

While a bit out of date, Kirk McKusick and George Neville-Neil's "The
Design and Implementation of the FreeBSD Operating System", ISBN
4-7561-4679-1 is still probably the most detailed presentation on the OS
internals. Based on FreeBSD 5.2, it is the modern kernel and driver
design, but it is still nearly 5 years old.
R. Kevin Oberman, Network Engineer
Energy Sciences Network (ESnet)
Ernest O. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab)
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