OLS: A proposal for a new networking API
Posted Jul 23, 2006 7:54 UTC (Sun) by kleptog
Parent article: OLS: A proposal for a new networking API
I think explicit DMA buffer management from user space is a good idea. Right now network cards use DMA extensivly, but so do graphics cards via DRI. Additionally, sound cards, scanners, camaras, printers, MPEG decoders/encoders, tv cards, etc could all benefit from a clear way to manage DMA buffers from user space. Rather than each subsystem coming up with their own allocation/deallocation routines.
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