Device Driver Terminology

teclis High Elf teclis.high.elf at gmail.com
Mon Jan 19 17:00:12 CET 2015


Hi maybe this is an overly pedantic point but is there a specific term for
device drivers in L4Re? In QNX they call them resource managers because
they perform the same function as a device driver in a monolithic OS such
as Linux but they run in their own address space like a POSIX process and
behave like daemon. User space driver isn't really appropriate either
because they don't have the same restrictions as user space drivers in a
monolithic OS.
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