Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 22nd Jul 2007 00:33 UTC, submitted by liquidat
Linux Linus Torvalds included patches into the mainline tree which implement a stable userspace driver API into the Linux kernel. The stable driver API was already announced a year ago by Greg Kroah-Hartman. Now the last patches were uploaded and the API was included in Linus' tree. The idea of the API is to make life easier for driver developers: "This interface allows the ability to write the majority of a driver in userspace with only a very small shell of a driver in the kernel itself. It uses a char device and sysfs to interact with a userspace process to process interrupts and control memory accesses."
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RE: Full circle...
by jadeshade on Sun 22nd Jul 2007 01:07 UTC in reply to "Full circle..."
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Then, they began to run them as part of the kernel, like Windows did.


For so long, it was 'oh yeah, it shouldn't crash - unless you have a bad driver'; now that problem no longer exists. Not that linux never crashes - I'd be suprised if some those using bleeding edge versions of software aren't spending more time Rxing their machine than using it.

Also, what relation does this have to FUSE, if any?

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