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SubjectRe: [RFC] Simple userspace interface for PCI drivers
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On Thu, 2006-08-31 at 10:30 +0200, Xavier Bestel wrote:
> Hi Greg,
>
> On Wed, 2006-08-30 at 08:23, Greg KH wrote:
> [...]
> > Thomas and I lamented that we were getting tired of seeing stuff like
> > this, and it was about time that we added the proper code to the kernel
> > to provide everything that would be needed in order to write PCI drivers
> > in userspace in a sane manner. Really all that is needed is a way to
> > handle the interrupt, everything else can already be done in userspace
> > (look at X for an example of this...)
> [...]
> > So, here's the code.
>
> I know I look like I'm trolling here, but as this is the perfect
> stable-binary-driver-ABI some people have been looking for, it would be
> wise to make it taint the kernel with its own flag.

Why? There's no technical or legal requirement for userspace drivers to
be GPLed.

Lee

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