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Re: What would it take....

From: olafBuddenhagen
Subject: Re: What would it take....
Date: Wed, 23 Dec 2009 16:28:58 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.19 (2009-01-05)


On Tue, Dec 22, 2009 at 03:19:26PM +0100, Tim Kack wrote:
> On Tue, 2009-12-22 at 14:51 +0100, Samuel Thibault wrote: 
> > Tim Kack, le Tue 22 Dec 2009 14:31:46 +0100, a écrit :

> > > 1. What would it take to bring the device driver layer (which is
> > > from Linux 2.0 via glue code?) up to either a modern BSD or Linux
> > > 2.6 level?
> > 
> > A lot. See the discussion about the DDE work of Zheng Da for a way
> > to deport the work to the DDE community.
> Thanks for this - I have not looked closely what Zheng Da has done in
> this area. This is exactly what I was looking for.

If you happen to be familiar with Makefiles, you might be able to help
right now -- presently it needs a way to build the linux26 and/or
freebsd DDEs on Hurd :-)

> > > 3. What would it take to enable SMP and/or NORMA-RPC?
> > 
> > No real development as GNU Mach is already supposed to be SMP-safe.
> > Problem is that the drivers are old and don't work with ACPI, and
> > the SMP-safety hasn't been checked for a while.

Err... I think he actually meant APIC here...

> Though from following Haiku dev I noticed that ACPI implementations
> are quite problematic.

Indeed, ACPI is a pain. That's one of the things we'd definitely want to
borrow from other systems... Along with most of the other drivers :-)


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