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Installing ns-3.37 and ns-3.35 in Ubuntu | Ubuntu 22.04 | NS3

Multiple Versions of ns3 in Ubuntu 22.04 In this post, we are going to install two versions of ns3 namely ns-3.35 and ns-3.37  My OS is : Ubuntu 22.04 LTS (Long Term Support) ns-3.35 uses waf and (./waf --run scratch/first)  ns-3.37 uses cmake  (./ns3 run scratch/first.cc) So we will install both the packages  Go through the video for complete instructions To start with  $ sudo apt update  $ sudo apt install build-essential autoconf automake libxmu-dev g++ python3 python3-dev pkg-config sqlite3 cmake python3-setuptools git qtbase5-dev qtchooser qt5-qmake qtbase5-dev-tools gir1.2-goocanvas-2.0 python3-gi python3-gi-cairo python3-pygraphviz gir1.2-gtk-3.0 ipython3 openmpi-bin openmpi-common openmpi-doc libopenmpi-dev autoconf cvs bzr unrar gsl-bin libgsl-dev libgslcblas0 wireshark tcpdump sqlite sqlite3 libsqlite3-dev  libxml2 libxml2-dev libc6-dev libc6-dev-i386 libclang-dev llvm-dev automake python3-pip libxml2 libxml2-dev libboost-all-dev  I have downloaded both the versions of ns3 fr

Writing a Simple Character Device driver in Linux

A Character device driver needs a major number and a minor number. The devices are registered in the Kernel and it lies either in the /dev/ or in the /proc folder.

The following example uses a char device driver with major number 222 and a minor number 0. The name of the device driver namely “new_device

It uses the following things

  • Open or register a device

  • close or unregister the device

  • Reading from the device (Kernel to the userspace)

  • Writing to the device (userlevel to the kernel space)


There are three files, Copy the following or download all the three files here

/* new_dev.c*/

#include<linux/module.h>
#include<linux/init.h>
#include "new_dev.h"

MODULE_AUTHOR("PRADEEPKUMAR");
MODULE_DESCRIPTION("A simple char device");

static int r_init(void);
static void r_cleanup(void);

module_init(r_init);
module_exit(r_cleanup);

static int r_init(void)
{
printk("<1>hi\n");
if(register_chrdev(222,"new_device",&my_fops)){
printk("<1>failed to register");
}
return 0;
}
static void r_cleanup(void)
{
printk("<1>bye\n");
unregister_chrdev(222,"new_device");
return ;
}

/*new_dev.h */

/*
* my device header file
*/
#ifndef _NEW_DEVICE_H
#define _NEW_DEVICE_H

#include <linux/fs.h>
#include <linux/sched.h>
#include <linux/errno.h>
#include <asm/current.h>
#include <asm/segment.h>
#include <asm/uaccess.h>

char my_data[80]="hi from kernel"; /* our device */

int my_open(struct inode *inode,struct file *filep);
int my_release(struct inode *inode,struct file *filep);
ssize_t my_read(struct file *filep,char *buff,size_t count,loff_t *offp );
ssize_t my_write(struct file *filep,const char *buff,size_t count,loff_t *offp );
struct file_operations my_fops={
open: my_open,
read: my_read,
write: my_write,
release:my_release,
};

int my_open(struct inode *inode,struct file *filep)
{
/*MOD_INC_USE_COUNT;*/ /* increments usage count of module */
return 0;
}

int my_release(struct inode *inode,struct file *filep)
{
/*MOD_DEC_USE_COUNT;*/ /* decrements usage count of module */
return 0;
}
ssize_t my_read(struct file *filep,char *buff,size_t count,loff_t *offp )
{
/* function to copy kernel space buffer to user space*/
if ( copy_to_user(buff,my_data,strlen(my_data)) != 0 )
printk( "Kernel -> userspace copy failed!\n" );
return strlen(my_data);

}
ssize_t my_write(struct file *filep,const char *buff,size_t count,loff_t *offp )
{
/* function to copy user space buffer to kernel space*/
if ( copy_from_user(my_data,buff,count) != 0 )
printk( "Userspace -> kernel copy failed!\n" );
return 0;
}
#endif

Makefile

obj-m += new_dev.o

all:
make -C /lib/modules/$(shell uname -r)/build M=$(PWD) modules

clean:
make -C /lib/modules/$(shell uname -r)/build M=$(PWD) clean

How to compile

Put all the three files in the same folder and execute the following commands

  • make (to compile the module)

  • insmod new_dev.ko (To insert the module)


Once the module is inserted, do the following

mknod /dev/new_device c 222 0 (Command to make an entry in the /dev/, once the device is created, go and see the /dev/ folder for the entry new_device)

cat /dev/new_device (The message will be printed which is from the kernel, that is read operation)

echo “This is a write information to the kernel” > /dev/new_device (This command is to perform the write operation)

After checking the read and write operation, just remove the module

rmmod new_dev.ko

(Source: http://linuxgazette.net/125/mishra.html)

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  2. Sir, how do we Implement a simple character device to initiate a communication between 2 pc's using RS-232 serial port.

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  4. Hi Sir ,
    Can you please help me i need to write a platform driver for I2C bus , please give me some tips how to write platform driver .

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  5. This was very helpful for me..thanks for the posting..

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  6. Thanks Sir, this was helpful to me

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