Re: binary drivers and development

From: Peter Chubb
Date: Thu Mar 10 2005 - 17:26:27 EST

>>>>> "John" == John Richard Moser <nigelenki@xxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

John> I've done more thought, here's a small list of advantages on
John> using binary drivers, specifically considering UDI. You can
John> consider a different implementation for binary drivers as well,
John> with most of the same advantages.

Almost all these advantages are also present for user-mode drivers...
and getting drivers out of the kernel, where possible, is a much
better approach IMHO than trying to maintain a leaky in-kernel
interface. The problem with in-kernel interfaces, even if set in
concrete, is that any binary driver can go outside the interface ---
there's no encapsulation --- and so break when the kernel changes.

Peter C

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