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Linus Torvalds won't apply 'sh*t-for-brains stupid patch'


Userspace drivers

Drivers should be shipped as source code and built with a compiler at install time.

Drivers should be in userspace, not in kernelspace. Why in hell should the driver for a user-pluggable USB joystick run in the kernel ? Why shouldn't it be possible to make drivers for industry-standard devices have a stable ABI ? If it's that eternal context-switching argument, give the choice:

- do you want to compile this driver

<k> in the kernel

<m> as a loadable module

<u> as a user-space driver.

Linus has become too comfortable, someone else with new energy should step in.

That's how UNIX always have worked.

yeah, and thinks never ever change, that's it ? We shouldn't have come down of those trees in the first place.

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