compiling parts of kernel in userland

Garrett Cooper yaneurabeya at gmail.com
Thu Jun 11 06:57:25 UTC 2015


On Jun 10, 2015, at 23:56, K. Macy <kmacy at freebsd.org> wrote:

> On Jun 10, 2015 11:53 PM, "Garrett Cooper" <yaneurabeya at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > (Adding -testing because this pertains to testing)
> >
> > On Jun 10, 2015, at 23:48, K. Macy <kmacy at freebsd.org> wrote:
> >
> > > I started work on something I called libukern which allows you to run
> > > essentially all non platform code in user adding a PCI passthrough driver
> > > so one can run unmodified drivers in user. Libuinet is great as far as it
> > > goes, but it's just the network stack. If you want something other than
> > > just networking you'll have to do something else.
> >
> > If I had enough time and interest I’d look at investing my efforts in porting RUMP from NetBSD to FreeBSD and going about it that route, but I’m busy with other efforts so I can’t dedicate my time here yet. It seems like RUMP is the direction we should be going in…
> 
> I looked at that first before starting a predecessor to uinet. You'll just have to trust me: no, it's not.

Why/how is it deficient?
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