[Haskell-cafe] Linux device drivers

S. Alexander Jacobson alex at alexjacobson.com
Tue Mar 22 17:51:13 EST 2005

Would it be harder/easier better/worse to use Linux device drivers 
from hOp/House as opposed to writing new disk I/O stuff in Haskell?

S. Alexander Jacobson tel:917-770-6565 http://alexjacobson.com

On Tue, 22 Mar 2005, Keean Schupke wrote:

> I don't think I said anything controversial. I guess I was just 
> over-simplifying things by only considering PC IDE hardware - but then again 
> that must get you running on 90% of the systems people are likely to have 
> lying around to play with a developmental OS on.
> On the other hand the average network driver seems to be about 2,000 lines of 
> code, whereas if you add all the parts of the generic ide driver together you 
> get about 20,000 lines of code. I guess that answers my question - storage is 
> an order of magnitude harder than networking, even before including SCSI.
>   Regards,
>   Keean.
> Simon Marlow wrote:
>> Keean, you should be aware that Lennart is something of a device driver
>> guru.  He knows what he's talking about :-)  Go grep for Augustsson in
>> the NetBSD kernel sometime.
>> Cheers,
>> 	Simon
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