Re: I2O article
On Tue, 26 Aug 1997, Bruce Perens wrote:
> As far as I can tell, they have blown any non-disclosure case they ever
> might have had. Unless they make _tremendous_ changes in their standard,
> we now know all of what we need to know to write device drivers for it.
Hm, there may be one problem, I do not know the details of I2O, but if it
is required to run a process on the I2O controller itself then we still
may be in big trouble. I thought the idea behind I2O was to not require
this, but there may be a large performance gain if it is done (??)
Anyhow, since they are supposed to run VxWorks on the i960 it may prove
very hard to reverse engineer the executable format, kernel interface,
etc, and generate a working process for the controller.
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