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 Oliver on Sun 22nd Jul 2007 09:44 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: I wonder..."
Oliver
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2006-07-15

>Still not convinced that biology works by random chance and natural selection?

Natural selection is the american reason for racism and the Third Reich. Biology doesn't work by random at all and a computer doesn't work by random at all. I don't have to be full of faith to see the nonsense in this absolute saying.
This what you call "by random" is something we don't understand at the moment. But it's nonsense too to invent some god as explanation.

And you if you don't see the analogy within Linux: it's chaos without almost any order, so it's weak and inferior. Without Linus at the top with his "dictatorship", there wouldn't be a Linux anymore. This is your "god", the mastermind behind it.

>If we're going to do this free software thing, let's not leave any good idea untried.

Yes and don't forget to think about "good ideas", some people call this quality software engineering.

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