I know this is a long-shot, but is it possible to somehow give direct
hardware-access to pci-devices not in use by windows? This would be great
for special applications using custom hardware, but is it even possible in
--- Erlend Slettevoll <slettevo@...> wrote:
> I know this is a long-shot, but is it possible to
> somehow give direct
> hardware-access to pci-devices not in use by
> windows? This would be great
> for special applications using custom hardware, but
> is it even possible in
I think it should be possible to allow access to the
Windows hardware-driver API's from the Linux ring0
This could mean one of a few things:
A. colinux-specific drivers for certain types of
hardware. This is probably undesirable as it means a
fork in drivers for every existing piece of hardware
to be used in CoLinux.
B. A method of easily porting drivers to the newly
created colinux kernel interface to the Windows driver
API, this is most probably possible, allowing, with
some work per-driver, to use certain hardware types in
C. A general API wrapper that lets normal kernel
drivers interface with the Windows driver API. I
suspect this is not feasible, but I have insufficient
knowledge of both of the kernel-level driver API's.
Perhaps this is feasible for less generic things, such
as PCI devices or such, which would still be great.
I believe Dan has a lot of experience with both of the
kernels' driver API's, so he can probably respond more
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