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    SubjectRe: [GIT PATCH] more Driver core patches for 2.6.19
    Hi!

    > > Seriously, though, please please pretty please do not allow a facility
    > > for "going through a simple interface to get accesses to irqs and
    > > memory regions" into the mainline kernel, with or without toy ISA
    > > examples.
    >
    > I do agree.
    >
    > I'm not violently opposed to something like this in practice (we've
    > already allowed it for USB devices), but there definitely needs to be a
    > real reason that helps _us_, not just some ass-hat vendor that looks for a
    > way to avoid open-sourcing their driver.
    >
    > If there are real and valid uses (and as mentioned, I actually think that
    > the whole graphics-3D-engine-thing is such a use) where a kernel driver
    > simply doesn't work out well, or where there are serious tecnical reasons
    > why it wants to be in user space (and "stability" is not one such thing:
    > if you access hardware directly in user space, and your driver is buggy,
    > the machine is equally deal, and a hell of a lot harder to control to
    > boot).

    Well.. it is easier to debug in userspace. While bad hw access can
    still kill the box, bad free() will not, and most bugs in early
    developent are actually of 2nd kind.
    Pavel
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