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Question: Linux Terminal Device Driver

Forum: The Linux Kernel Hackers' Guide
Keywords: device driver
Date: Wed, 24 Jun 1998 12:39:01 GMT
From: Nils Appeldoorn <>


I'm a student from Holland and have received the following assignment:
Write a paper about the Linux Terminaldriver. Explain how it handles 
all the interrupts, how the datastructure looks, what the functionality
of its parts is, etcetera, etcetera. 

The problem is, we can't get a clear overview of all the needed source files.
We've found /usr/src/linux/drivers/char/tty_io.c but that's probably not
the only one, and we cannot figure it out. It's a little bit fuzzy, for
starters like me.

If you can help me just a little bit, I would appreciate it! Any help,
whatsoever, is good!

Thanks anyway,

Nils Appeldoorn