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]: I wonder...
by TBPrince on Sun 22nd Jul 2007 03:03 UTC in reply to "RE: I wonder..."
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Completely agree. A stable API would require a better design while it appears that development mostly run in a semi-occasional way.

However, this is good news. If they will be able to keep it stable as promised, this could be a good evolution.

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