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Re: NetBSD drivers on HURD?

From: Daniel Wagner
Subject: Re: NetBSD drivers on HURD?
Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2005 22:02:31 +0200
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> I had one question though...
> When looking at the original deva/fabrica outline in the GNU/Hurd-L4 2003
> document, I noticed that a lot of device managers could be loaded.  Was the
> original reasoning behind this so that normal users could load their own
> device managers, or was it because the superuser may run different device
> driver managers for different classifications of devices?

The main idea was that every device is hotplugable. Therefore we wanted that 
every device driver can be loaded anytime. Those which do not support 
hotplugable (like old ISA device) have only one insert/add event during boot 
strap phase and the correct driver should be loaded then.


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