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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by asdx24 on Sun 22nd Jul 2007 10:25 UTC
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will we see a completely re-designed and re-written linux kernel with a micro-kernel design, message-passing, and all the cool features some day?

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by renox on Sun 22nd Jul 2007 20:06 in reply to "question"
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No, for the first part: kernel developers prefers solid code to buzzwords, for the second part, it has already many cool features.

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