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User-space device drivers

User-space device drivers

Posted Mar 9, 2004 3:13 UTC (Tue) by PeterChubb (guest, #20062)
In reply to: User-space device drivers by jonabbey
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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