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    SubjectRe: RFC: Writing Solaris Device Drivers in Java

    On Mon, 2008-03-31 at 10:14 +0800, Peter Teoh wrote:
    > Interesting read:
    > Personal comments:
    > Since KVM and Xen/OpenVZ etc other virtual machines are beginning to pop
    > up - I don't see why it inhibits (in spite of the many initial
    > difficulties as mentioned in the paper) the growth of using Java for
    > device drivers development. Contrast it against udev - esp in terms of
    > usability/supportability/extensibility etc. udev is a Linux thing,
    > whereas Java is at industry level. If everyone write applications
    > device drivers using Java (minus the extreme hardware arch specific
    > stuff, but supports all the low level protocol specific stuff like
    > TCP/IP, NFS, USB etc) then I think it has potential to compete against C
    > lang - the monopolizer till today in the kernel world
    > (Windows/MacOS/Linux/BSD etc). Ie, imagine using a drivers written for
    > the Solaris in Linux, won't it be cool?

    You're off by one day for an April fool...


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