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SubjectRe: [ANNOUNCE] FUSD v1.00: Framework for User-Space Devices
On Tue, Oct 02, 2001 at 03:37:53PM -0700, Jeremy Elson wrote:
> Pavel Machek writes:
> >Hi!
> >
> >> Sorry to follow-up to my own post. A few people pointed out that
> >> v1.00 had some Makefile problems that prevented it from building.
> >> I've released v1.02, which should be fixed.
> >
> >This should be forwared to linmodem list... Killing all those
> >binary-only modem drivers from kernel modules would be good
> >thing... Hmm, and maybe we can just hack telephony API over ltmodem
> >and be done with that. That would be good.
> > Pavel
>
> Hi,
>
> Perhaps I don't understand how linmodems work to understand well
> enough how FUSD would apply - do you talk to linmodems through the
> serial driver? If so, sounds like a good application - but we might
> still have the same problem with binary-only drivers as the
> user-to-kernel message format used by FUSD may change over time.
> (Indeed, it's already changing relative to v1.0 in response to
> some of the mail I've gotten in the past few days.)
>

That's not good.

If there's one part of the kernel API that shouldn't change, this (or
something like it) should be it...
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