Re: User mode drivers: part 1, interrupt handling (patch for 2.6.11)

From: Michael Raymond
Date: Fri Mar 11 2005 - 12:35:55 EST

We have some customers doing high performance raw I/O from various PCI &
VME cards. They can already mmap() and do DMA from user space to the cards.
Allowing them to do interrupt processing in user space allows them to keep
everything in one tight package. The ULI web site talks about this a little

On Fri, Mar 11, 2005 at 09:25:14AM -0800, Greg KH wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 11, 2005 at 07:50:32AM -0600, Michael Raymond wrote:
> > I have many users asking for something like this.
> Why would a "user" care about this?
> Now hardware companies that want to write closed drivers is another
> thing :)
> thanks,
> greg k-h

Michael A. Raymond Office: (651) 683-3434
Core OS Group Real-Time System Software
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