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    SubjectRe: Honest does not pay here ...
    On Tue, 07 Jan 2003, Larry McVoy wrote:

    >
    > > 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.

    Some parts of the kernel have opened up for user space, think the
    user-space file system efforts as one example.

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