l4-hackers Digest, Vol 110, Issue 18
adam at os.inf.tu-dresden.de
Sun Jun 24 23:31:36 CEST 2012
On Thu Jun 21, 2012 at 15:49:28 -0500, Robert Campbell wrote:
> > There's one thing to add, though: By running device drivers in dedicated
> > user-level processes, a crashing driver in the common case only takes
> > down its own process, but the rest of the system continues to run.
> > That's a major advantage, because you can have a monitoring process that
> > then restarts the driver  this way.
> > However, even a user space driver can still crash the system if it goes
> > rampant by misprogramming the DMA engine and you don't use an IOMMU.
> Are there plans to provide IOMMU support in Fiasco.OC?
Adam adam at os.inf.tu-dresden.de
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