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Date:	Thu, 23 Feb 2012 11:34:08 -0500
From:	Jidong Xiao <>
To:	Cong Wang <>
Cc:	Kernel development list <>
Subject: Re: Can we move device drivers into user-space?

On Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 10:57 AM, Cong Wang <> wrote:
> On 02/23/2012 12:56 PM, Jidong Xiao wrote:
>> Hi,
> Hi,
>> So is it mainly because the high overhead that prevents the user-space
>> device drivers ideas being accepted in Linux?
> At least UIO drivers are already in Linux kernel, see drivers/uio/.

Oh, so does it make sense to move existing device drivers into user
space? For example, move most of the stuff located under drivers/usb
into user-space?

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