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Thu, 16 Nov 2000 08:06:15 +0100
GNU Mach has its device drivers located in the kernel, other kernels
doesn't (I can't answer for L4, but I GUESS that it doesn't include
How is this supposed to be solved? Some driver framework has to be
created, either within libmon or above. This raises a number of
. How will the system be bootstrapped? The bootstrapper can't load
any drivers without a disk driver.
. Should the drivers be loaded with the bootstrap (as multiboot
and be initialized by the bootstrapper ?
. Should an existing driver "API" be used? If that's the case,
what "API"? Linux? BSD? (Mach?)
. What server should control the devices?
. How can the device I/O interface (between client and device driver)
be designed for maximum throughput?
Johan Rydberg, Net Insight AB, Sweden, +46-8-685 04 00
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