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SubjectRe: Userspace I/O driver core


On Dec 14 2006 15:38, Avi Kivity wrote:
> Jan Engelhardt wrote:
>> > It has to be written once, but compiled for every kernel
>> > version and $arch out there (for out of tree drivers), or it
>> > has to wait for the next kernel release and distro sync (for
>> > in-tree drivers).
>>
>> Still better than written for every _and_ compiled for every.
>> But wait, make it simpler: just give the source to the user and
>> don't bother with precompiling. It's such a PITA anyhow.
>
> Users don't compile. They use. That's why they're called users.

I could also take your wording: Users don't install. They use. ...

> And please don't suggest wrapper scripts to do the compilation.

Hell no. I can't already compile VMware without sanitizing the Makefile
beforehand.


-`J'
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