[openbeos] Re: Driver Tutorial

  • From: "Axel Dörfler" <axeld@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2006 12:22:29 +0200 CEST

"Niels Reedijk" <niels.reedijk@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> The thing is that the driver model is going to change. That's what
> I've been hearing for a while now anyway. The only guy that probably
> knows what the new driver model is going to look like is Axel, and
> he's doing a lot of other things that are probably more important 
> than
> documenting the new driver model for now (like being on holiday in
> France ;-).

Just came back :-)
The new driver API is not yet finalized, and you shouldn't use it for 
now until you write drivers that need additional functionality like IDE
/SCSI driver and the USB stack. There probably might not be any big 
changes anymore, but there certainly will be changes in several areas 
including virtual vs. physical memory, driver loading/initialization, 
called from kernel vs. called from userland.


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