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SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH 2.6.13-rc6] add Dell Systems Management Base Driver (dcdbas) with sysfs support
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On Aug 16, 2005, at 00:34:51, Chris Wedgwood wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 15, 2005 at 04:23:37PM -0400, Kyle Moffett wrote:
>> Why can't you just implement the system management actions in the
>> kernel driver?
>
> Why put things in the kernel unless it's really needed?
>
> I'm not thrillied about the lack of userspace support for this driver
> but that still doesn't mean we need to shovel wads of crap into the
> kernel.

I'm worried that it might be more of a mess in userspace than it
could be
if done properly in the kernel. Hardware drivers, especially for
something
as critical as the BIOS, should probably be done in-kernel. Look at the
mess that X has become, it mmaps /dev/mem and pokes at the PCI busses
directly. I just don't want an MSI-driver to become another /dev/mem.

Cheers,
Kyle Moffett

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