is there any way of giving the UML direct access to certain hardware?=20
In the strict sense I have a piece of USB hardware here, that will not work=
under Kernel 2.6 (which my Linux box is running), but it worked perfectly i=
Linux 2.4. I was thinking about a way of routing access to that certain=20
hardware to a Linux 2.4 kernel running in UML ...
Any ideas or is this just to absurd? (I suppose the fact that it's=20
USB-hardware makes it even more unlikely to work, doesn't it?)
Thanks for your thoughts!
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From: Jeff Dike <jdike@ad...> - 2004-09-10 02:54:06
> Any ideas or is this just to absurd? (I suppose the fact that it's
> USB-hardware makes it even more unlikely to work, doesn't it?)
Not really, but it takes some work. For a number of classes of hardware
(PCI, USB, IDSN, SCSI), it is possible to write passthrough drivers which
interact with the device with the help of a driver on the host.
For USB, I think it uses a generic USB interface to pass commands to the
device. The host still has to be able to recognize and initialize the device