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[2]: Full circle...
by hobgoblin on Sun 22nd Jul 2007 01:49 UTC in reply to "RE: Full circle..."
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well the wrapper is a lesser issue as it will probably not have to change much to interface with the kernel.

i just wonder what this will have to say for ati and nvidia drivers.

never mind, i see from the linked article that there are some issues with DMA and this system. to bad. but its a start ;)

Edited 2007-07-22 01:51

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