Device Namespaces

Eric W. Biederman ebiederm at xmission.com
Thu Oct 3 00:59:36 UTC 2013


ebiederm at xmission.com (Eric W. Biederman) writes:

>> This kind of API is a required building block for us to write device
>> drivers that are namespace aware in a way that userspace will have
>> enough flexibility for dynamic configuration.
>>
>> We are trying to come up with a proposal for that sort of API.  When
>> we have something decent, we shall post it.
>
> I really think what you need to write are special drivers that
> facilitate your use case.

Even more practically if you can write special drivers it removes a
level of policy from the kernel, and allows those special drivers to
use at other times for other occassions.

Eric


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