Devices as processes (was Re: Organization) [dmp1] [djo1]

Dan Odom
Fri, 2 Apr 93 16:31:05 CST

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> Can anyone think
> of any reason a device driver should be a process?

Yep: Maintenance.  If device breaks down :

1) Kill driver process
2) Physically disconnect device
3) Fix device
4) Physically reconnect device
5) Restart driver process

Dan Odom -- Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

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