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[4]: I wonder...
by bnolsen on Sun 22nd Jul 2007 02:59 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: I wonder..."
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Umm...that mentality has big problems....nothing gets produced or an over engineered POS is designed.

Tere's always compromises to be made.

And there's a lot to be said about getting something out there that people can chew on and give you feedback on instead of just sitting around a table talking.

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