Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 28th Apr 2010 08:42 UTC, submitted by ZacharyM
NetBSD "Since early 2009 NetBSD and rump has supported execution of stock kernel module binaries in userspace on x86 architectures. Starting in -current as of today, kernel modules will automatically be loaded from the host into the rump kernel. For example, when mounting a file system in a rump kernel, support will be automatically loaded before mounting is attempted."
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RE: This is real news...
by ZacharyM on Wed 28th Apr 2010 12:32 UTC in reply to "This is real news..."
ZacharyM
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I hope someday all the drivers run and driver development is done in user-space (even if its slower).


I agree that this is great news for NetBSD, but I do believe that there are items that should be left in the kernel as well. Now it's time to install the world's most portable operating system on a Sun Netra T1.

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