[Ksummit-discuss] [CORE TOPIC] Redesign Memory Management layer and more core subsystem

Greg KH greg at kroah.com
Fri Jun 13 18:25:37 UTC 2014


On Fri, Jun 13, 2014 at 01:01:02PM -0500, Christoph Lameter wrote:
> On Fri, 13 Jun 2014, Greg KH wrote:
> 
> > In the end, userspace wants a socket-like interface to the networking
> > "stack", right?  So either you provide that with a custom networking
> > library that talks directly to a specific hardware card (like 3
> > different companies provide), or you just deal with the in-kernel
> > network stack.  What else is there that we can do here?
> 
> Standardize the kernel APIs for this use case

The UIO interface is being used for this, so all should be good on the
kernel side, right?

> as well as the user space APIs so that software runs on any of the 3
> companies stacks.

As these libraries are outside of the kernel tree, there's not much us
kernel developers can do about this.  Work with those companies to do
this...

greg k-h


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