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Re: userspace drivers

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: userspace drivers
Date: Thu, 6 Feb 2003 17:07:08 +0100
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On Thu, Feb 06, 2003 at 04:43:45PM +0100, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> You are aware of Peter Schrivjers intentions to write an L4 driver
> framework?
> The problem is not writing one parallel port driver, or even one nic driver.
> The problem is writing a good framework that allows a zillion of drivers to
> coexist nicely, especially if you consider things like different BUS's for
> the same driver, USB with hot-pluggable devices and interrupt sharing.

given my limited knowledge on PC hardware (i'm doing this partly as a
learning exercise), i didn't know there was an issue with different buses
or interrupt sharing

please could you (or anyone) briefly explain (or point to an archived
discussion) about what resources would a driver framework provide?

Robert Millan

"Omnis enim res, quad dando non deficit, dum habetur et non datur,
nondum habetur, quomodo habenda est."

"For if a thing is not diminished by being shared with others, it is
not rightly owned if it is only owned and not shared." 

                Aurelius Augustinus (354-430)

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