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    SubjectRe: [Hardeneddrivers-discuss] RE: [cgl_discussion] Some Initial Comments on DDH-Spec-0.5h.pdf

    > > Most of what makes a 'good' driver is common for all purposes - things you
    > > mention like don't make the system hang, don't cause fatal exceptions. But
    > > there are some things that would be different between a desktop, embedded
    > > system, enterprise server, or carrier server. For instance, when there is a
    > > tradeoff between reliability and performance; when reliability is king, it
    > > might be wise to do an insane amount of parameter checking to offset the
    > > merest chance of an undetected bug crashing a system.
    > This is not a valid example. We do not make tradeoffs between
    > performance and reliability. Reliability _always_ comes first. If it
    > did not, it's a bug.

    No. We do run all drivers in *one* addressspace. That's bad for reliability.

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