Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 1st Feb 2007 14:41 UTC, submitted by Oliver
FreeBSD "Linux has a large amount of device drivers for hardware not supported on FreeBSD, especially USB devices. Not rarely, such drivers have been written based on information derived by protocol sniffing, reverse engineering and the like. This makes the code highly undocumented, and renders the porting effort extremely error prone. To help with this task, I decided to start working on an emulation layer that would let us recompile the linux source code on FreeBSD, and provide a sufficiently complete emulation of the kernel APIs so that device drivers (or at least certain classes) could be used without modifications to their source code."
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How is this done?
by FooBarWidget on Thu 1st Feb 2007 16:08 UTC
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2005-11-11

I'm really wondering how this works. Considering that the Linux kernel ABI and API changes all the time, and that older Linux kernel modules sources don't always compile even with the real Linux kernel.

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