userland access to devices is moving!
phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Wed Jun 18 11:42:19 PDT 2003
In message <20030618174733.GC10127 at over-yonder.net>, "Matthew D. Fuller" writes:
>Speaking as somebody whose reach of mailing lists notably exceeds his
>grasp (as it always should be; otherwise what fun is it?), I often find
>myself a little in the dark on what these sort of things really /mean/ to
>the system in the end, and I think it would be a nice extension of these
>sort of posts/proposals to have a sentence of summary, along the lines
Well, what can I say but: "You're right".
I do on the other hand not think that emails to arch@ is the best forum
for the in-depth explanations.
The "blueprint" articles which I am trying to restart in DæmonNews
may not be either, but I think they are more the right kind of
forum for it. I am still warming up to the article format, and the
amount of feedback so far has not really given me any feel for how
complex issues I can tackle without the readers just skipping the
The _real_ problem of course is that whenever I try to explain some
of this stuff in text I end up with a totally incomprehensible piece
of prose which entirely fails to communicate the simplicity of the
underlying issue (and I suck at drawing graphics too).
It is in other words equally frustrating from this end to not be
able to communicate it better :-(
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