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Driver Development

Device drivers, as operating systems, are written in C. When applications interact directly with them, they become the kernel’s last line of defense.

    Syllabus

  • Windows Video — 00:03:46
    • In this video we’ll look at error handling in Windows.

  • Read, Write and IoCtl Video — 00:19:17
    • How does a device driver validate the addresses and other data it receives from the user mode?

  • Introduction to Driver Development Video — 00:08:39
    • Let’s take a look at what is included in this course.

  • Error Handling Video — 00:05:34
    • In this video, we’ll examine how to safely handle error conditions in a kernel module or a device driver.

  • Kernel Stack Video — 00:05:47
    • Why is the kernel stack size limited? What this is changing for the developer coding device drivers?

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Course description

This course will take you through the details of driver development in C. Learn about error handling, IoCtl and more, as well as the importance of device drivers as your kernel’s last line of defense. Failing to use secure coding practices when programming them puts the whole system at risk.

Meet the author

Martin Dubois obtained a degree in computer engineering from Laval University, Québec City, in 1993. He worked in many high-tech start-ups as software developer and software development leader. He mainly developed in C and C++, creating embedded software and device drivers for Windows and Linux. In 2000, he became a freelancer. He helps clients to develop safe, functional and efficient software systems. In addition to developing in C and C++, he provides expert corporate training about device driver development and other related subjects.

Martin is deeply interested in computer security. He never misses the Québec City Hackfest event and even presented subjects twice. He is also a part-time lecturer at colleges and universities, where he teaches computer science, programming and network security.

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