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Initial Evaluation of a User-Level Device Driver Framework

Initial Evaluation of a User-Level Device Driver Framework
Author:

Kevin Elphinstone and Stefan Götz

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Proceedings of the Ninth Asia-Pacific Computer Systems Architecture Conference, September 7-9, 2004, Beijing, China, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 3189, 256-269

Date: 07.-09.09.2004

Abstract:

Device drivers are a significant source of system instability. In this paper, we make the case for running device drivers at user-level to improve robustness and resource management. We present a framework for running drivers at user-level whose goal is to provide similar performance when compared to in-kernel drivers. We also present initial promising performance results for the framework.

BibTex:

@InProceedings{Elphinstone04SDeviceDriverFramework,
    author = {Kevin Elphinstone and Stefan G\"otz},
    title = {Initial Evaluation of a User-Level Device Driver Framework},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of the Ninth Asia-Pacific Computer Systems Architecture Conference},
    address = {Beijing, China},
    month = sep # "~7--9",
    year = 2004,
    pages = {131--136},
    affiliation = {University of New South Wales, Australia and University of T\"ubingen},
}