Thursday, May 2, 2013

Compile Device Driver using Eclipse

Compile Device Driver Using Eclipse

There is an easy way to compile device driver in Linux using eclipse, once its been setup life becomes much easy, as you don't have to switch between the editor and the command shell every time you need to change something,

Here is the screen shot of my project, Look at it carefully, all you need to add to the project are main.c and a makefile. rest are the result of compilation. makefile will only contain one line obj-m := main.o

Most of the things remain same for the simple C project as mentioned in the previous post, after creating the project, you need to change the command to build the project as,

make -C /usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.35-22-generic M=$(PWD) modules

The path given above is my linux kernel header file path, change to yours accordingly. After this, you set the build directory to the directory of your source code for device drivers. And in the behavior tab, remove the all from build command line, other wise it will crib saying could not find rule to build all !! 

Thats it, you are ready to use the Eclipse IDE for device driver development.

Comment for questions.

*taken from another author's material sometime back

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