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[4]: Full circle...
by stestagg on Sun 22nd Jul 2007 15:20 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Full circle..."
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Exactly. Linux never crashes.

It is perfect in every way, the mere concept of a crash has been forgotten in many Linux circles. In fact, people who suffer crashes from inferior operating systems are a lower order of being and should be made to suffer under the domination of the enlightened Linux users. The Windows users of today will be the trash collectors of tomorrow (Assuming the global production of trash increases at the same rate). The Open revolution will crush all it its path: Open Source, Open Government, Open Warfare, Open Showers. Everyone will be free. Vive la ouvrir! [sic.]

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