[WISH] Linux kernel as drop-in replacement in FreeBSD?

cpghost cpghost at cordula.ws
Tue Feb 7 22:53:07 PST 2006

On Tue, Feb 07, 2006 at 02:53:57PM +0000, Dieter wrote:
> > since Linux' support for some hardware is better than FreeBSD's,
> > it would be nice to have an *optional* way of running a FreeBSD
> > system (userland, including all third party programs) on top
> > of the Linux kernel.
> I'd prefer to have a way to use a Linux device driver with a
> BSD kernel.

Of course, but if I understand drivers correctly, that would be
nearly impossible... unless the interface between linux device
drivers and the rest of the linux kernel consisted of a well
defined API (perhaps it does, I don't know). Basically, a driver
can access ANY data structure of the kernel, and that's why it's
not trivial to combine a Linux driver with the FreeBSD kernel.


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