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  • Intel Publishes Linux Kernel Library LKL For Re-Using Kernel Code In POSIX & Windows App

    Phoronix: Intel Publishes Linux Kernel Library LKL For Re-Using Kernel Code In POSIX & Windows App

    Octavian Purdila of Intel has announced today the Linux Kernel Library, a.k.a. LKL, for re-using kernel code more easily in user-space...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...el-Library-LKL

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    Will this have an effect on BSD's linux compatibility layer?

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    • #3
      I must say that "Octavian Purdila" is one of my favorite names. Seriously - I'm not mocking him or anything - I would love to have a name like that.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by peppercats View Post
        Will this have an effect on BSD's linux compatibility layer?
        Most likely not. This is for drivers in a broad sense I think - not syscalls.

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        • #5
          I think this is awesome (and conceptually similar to the NetBSD Rump kernels). I wonder if they re-used the DDEkit framework (which is used in GenodeOS, Hurd among others for porting Linux drivers) or if this is is developed from scratch.

          It would be awesome to have something like a "library architecture target" in the mainline kernel for easy re-use. Hopefully this means that we soon will see Linux file system drivers ported to Windows (which finally might make device makers like Samsung able to drop exFAT and switch to F2FS, only requiring Windows (and OSX) users to install a new file system driver).

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          • #6
            Yeah, and we may see hurd drivers surface, which will be based on this (hint hint usb).
            At least I hope so.
            Vendors could also easily port a Linux driver to windows, if I am not mistaken. I wonder if it can be done for graphics drivers too.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by staalmannen View Post
              Hopefully this means that we soon will see Linux file system drivers ported to Windows
              There are already 2 Drivers for Windows. One is a Kernel Driver and one is a Userspace Driver similar to FUSE (DOKAN). Both are "working" but dont bring all features. So driveres are there, but no one want them.

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              • #8
                LKL isn't new it's been around a few years... I think it was used in Haiku OS for extra file system drivers and such. https://www.haiku-os.org/tags/lklhaikufsd

                You can forget embedding linux filesytem drivers in the windows kernel... Microsoft has gotten much much more difficult about validating filesytem kernel drivers lately it's extremely expensive in the 100k range.

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                • #9
                  Wonder if it helps VMWare

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