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[3]: I wonder...
by kaiwai on Sun 22nd Jul 2007 02:42 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: I wonder..."
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You seem to left out an important verb. They seem to what the cardinal rule? ^^;

Design, design, design, document, document, document - rinse and repeat until you're confident enough that the design is robust enough to be forwards compatible and allow future development without needing to continuously throw out old code because the original design was flawed.

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