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SubjectRe: [ANNOUNCE] FUSD v1.10 now available
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Oops, someone pointed out that I forgot the URL in my announcement.
For those who don't want to use Google :-), it is:

http://www.circlemud.org/~jelson/software/fusd

Best,
Jeremy

Jeremy Elson writes:
>We're happy to announce release 1.10 of FUSD, the Linux Framework for
>User-Space Devices.
>
>If you have a Linux 2.4 kernel running devfs, FUSD is a combination of
>Linux kernel module and userspace library that lets you write
>userspace programs that can act as character device drivers for files
>under /dev. Your program reigsters the device with the kernel module;
>then, it proxies system calls (e.g., open(), read()...) to your
>program. Your userspace program can respond to these system calls as
>a kernel module would. Strict error checking at the user/kernel
>boundary prevents such userspace drivers from corrupting each other,
>the kernel, or even the processes using the devices they manage.
>
>v1.10 has a number of enhancements, including:
> -- Now safe for SMP and preemptible kernels
>
> -- Includes both C and Python bindings
>
> -- /dev/fusd/status device shows a summary of devices registered and
> in use
>
> -- Updated documentation and various other bugfixes
>
>
>Unfortunately, FUSD does NOT work under later 2.5 or any 2.6 kernels.
>The recent changes to the devfs API break FUSD in a way that we
>haven't yet looked into fixing.
>
>Regards,
>Jeremy
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