lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2006]   [Aug]   [30]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
SubjectRe: [RFC] Simple userspace interface for PCI drivers
From
Date
On Tue, 2006-08-29 at 23:23 -0700, Greg KH wrote:
> So, here's the code. I think it does a bit too much all at once, but it
> is an example of how this can be done. This is working today in some
> industrial environments, successfully handling hardware controls of very
> large and scary machines. So it is possible to use this interface to
> successfully build your own laser wielding robot, all from userspace,
> allowing you to keep your special-secret-how-to-control-the-laser
> algorithm closed source if you so desire.
>
> In looking at the proposed kevent interface, I think a few things in
> this proposed interface can be dropped in favor of using kevents
> instead, but I haven't looked at the latest version of that code to make
> sure of this.

Yeah, that makes sense.

> And the name is a bit ackward, anyone have a better suggestion?
>
> Thomas has also promised to come up with some userspace code that uses
> this interface to show how to use it, but seems to have forgotten.
> Consider this a reminder :)

Yup. I pinged the customer again to get the "non-secret" :) parts
published.

tglx


-
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@vger.kernel.org
More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html
Please read the FAQ at http://www.tux.org/lkml/

\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2006-08-30 12:09    [from the cache]
©2003-2011 Jasper Spaans