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SubjectRe: Binary Driver Issues
Shinanyaku writes...

>Dennis was heard saying ....
>> Well...I was referring to with a DLL, rather than
>> existing code. A DLL is as much of an "extension" as a loadable module
>> in LINUX...but there is no licensing issue with Microsoft to distribute a
>> DLL.
>Just to nitpick (grin), a DLL is to a shared library (.so) as a VXD
>(virtual device driver) is to a loadable module.
>Sorry, but I unfortunately make my $$$$ being a windows programmer :)

Not necessarily. Our Windows 3.1 driver was implemented as a DLL. Same
functionality.....but it doesnt HAVE to be a VxD. In linux a shared library
is in
user space, while in WINDOWS everything is arguably in user land. The
simple fact that regular windows has no real kernel makes it difficult to make
a disctinction.

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