User-space device drivers
Posted Mar 9, 2004 3:13 UTC (Tue) by PeterChubb
In reply to: User-space device drivers
Parent article: User-space device drivers
When a userland driver fails, just kill it and start again. You may lose a few packets (for a network device) or any transactions that are halfway throough (for a disc device), but in most cases, this can be recovered from.
In the case of a kernel mode driver, the same faults often require a reboot...
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