Re: [RFC] Small PCI core patch

From: Avi Kivity
Date: Tue Nov 22 2005 - 11:35:31 EST

Diego Calleja wrote:

And no, windows drivers don't work well enought in windows
(try enabling the /3GB switch in your box and check how many drivers

I don't have a Windows box, but I'm quite sure Windows (without the more esoteric switches) is quite stable, even in SMP. The '95 and NT 4.0 days are gone. Give the drivers the environment they like (mangle the addresses if necessary, single thread them, allow them larger stacks, whatever it takes) and they will work well. Put them in userspace if you're paranoid or isolate them using binary translation.

From this discussion, it looks like the choices of the future are Windows drivers or serial terminals. Excuse me now while I look for my null-modem cable.
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