DragonFly kernel List (threaded) for 2006-03
Re: User-Space Device Drivers
Matthew Dillon <dillon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> The work would definitely be used. I would use it to port ZFS!
That is definitely good news that it would be used :-) I guess with a
thesis I shouldn't necessarily worry about someone using it, but it's
always a feel-good sort of thing.
> Certainly. If you intend to put a lot of time into this, and
> it sounds like you do, then you and I should discuss the API
> so it can be made something that can exist permanently as part
> of the DragonFly system.
I do plan to put a lot of time into this. In fact, tonight I'm trying
to finish up some rough edges of my proposal before adding a small
section indicating that I will be implementing the project on DFly.
I think that communication between us on an API you are comfortable
using sounds good. I did have one question, however, is section about
I/O in "The Design & Implementation of the 4.4 BSD Operating System"
still pertinent to DFly in any way? I was going to use it as the basis
for how BSD, in general, likes to handle I/O.
William Michael Grim
Master's Student, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
Unix Network Administrator, SIUE, Computer Science dept.
Phone: (217) 341-6552