[Haskell-cafe] Linux device drivers
S. Alexander Jacobson
alex at alexjacobson.com
Tue Mar 22 17:51:13 EST 2005
Would it be harder/easier better/worse to use Linux device drivers
from hOp/House as opposed to writing new disk I/O stuff in Haskell?
S. Alexander Jacobson tel:917-770-6565 http://alexjacobson.com
On Tue, 22 Mar 2005, Keean Schupke wrote:
> I don't think I said anything controversial. I guess I was just
> over-simplifying things by only considering PC IDE hardware - but then again
> that must get you running on 90% of the systems people are likely to have
> lying around to play with a developmental OS on.
> On the other hand the average network driver seems to be about 2,000 lines of
> code, whereas if you add all the parts of the generic ide driver together you
> get about 20,000 lines of code. I guess that answers my question - storage is
> an order of magnitude harder than networking, even before including SCSI.
> Simon Marlow wrote:
>> Keean, you should be aware that Lennart is something of a device driver
>> guru. He knows what he's talking about :-) Go grep for Augustsson in
>> the NetBSD kernel sometime.
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