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SubjectRe: Honest does not pay here ...

Luigi,

You forgot one thing. None of us can control what the end user does.
If a vendor tells the enduser to alter the 2.5/2.6 kernel and recompile.
What are you going to do?

Add a clause where the enduser can not change the source code or apply a
patch to do it for them?

Funny, you lost your rights to do that w/ GPL, as did I.

*sigh*

Andre Hedrick
LAD Storage Consulting Group

On Wed, 8 Jan 2003 venom@sns.it wrote:

>
> well, I was forgetting to specify,
> queues are kernel threads, and that is quite
> optimum expecially on SMP systems.
> One big advantage is that conflicts possibilities are
> (should be) less than minimal.
>
> Luigi
>
> On Tue, 7 Jan 2003, Larry McVoy wrote:
>
> > Date: Tue, 7 Jan 2003 16:30:50 -0800
> > From: Larry McVoy <lm@bitmover.com>
> > To: venom@sns.it
> > Cc: Matthias Andree <matthias.andree@gmx.de>, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
> > andre@linux-ide.org
> > Subject: Re: Honest does not pay here ...
> >
> >
> > > In very semplicistic words:
> > > In 2.5/2.6 kernels, non GPL modules have a big
> > > penalty, because they cannot create their own queue, but have to use a default
> > > one.
> >
> > I may be showing my ignorance here (won't be the first time) but this makes
> > me wonder if Linux could provide a way to do "user level drivers". I.e.,
> > drivers which ran in kernel mode but in the context of a process and had
> > to talk to the real kernel via pipes or whatever. It's a fair amount of
> > plumbing but could have the advantage of being a more stable interface
> > for the drivers.
> >
> > If you think about it, drivers are more or less open/close/read/write/ioctl.
> > They need kernel privileges to do their thing but don't need (and shouldn't
> > have) access to all the guts of the kernel.
> >
> > Can any well traveled driver people see this working or is it nuts?
> > --
> > ---
> > Larry McVoy lm at bitmover.com http://www.bitmover.com/lm
> >
>
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