DDE Linux26 in the Hurd

Samuel Thibault samuel.thibault at gnu.org
Thu Jan 28 15:20:54 CET 2010

Da Zheng, le Thu 28 Jan 2010 22:06:44 +0800, a écrit :
> On 10-1-28 下午9:39, Björn Döbel wrote:
> >> You missed my point. I understand that each driver runs in a separate program.
> >> The problem is that a device has to find the bus where it is located. In the
> >> current implementation, a driver can only scan 32 devices. If we have 33 devices
> >> in the system, its driver thinks there isn't such a device and fails to work.
> >>
> >> So I suggest why not let the logical bus contains all devices in the system.
> > 
> > Because in a secure system you don't want the NIC device driver to see
> > all other devices. This is why we need an IO manager that manages access
> > to devices on a per-driver basis.
> I thought only root could run drivers.

There is no strict architecture limitation (it doesn't even know what
root is).  Provided the kernel gives I/O permission to a task or
projects MMI/O, the latter can run a driver.


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