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Old 06-28-2008, 09:42 PM   #1
rubinliutoo
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Question what difference between Windows and Linux device Driver Architecture?


Hello:

Although Linux and Windows both adapt layered device driver, will some one provides some detailed visual differece between Windows and Linux? such as device (driver) management, kernel (Linux: monolithic kernel and Windows: microkernel) and so on.

thanks a lot
 
Old 06-28-2008, 09:58 PM   #2
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Here is the map of the linux kernel (http://www.makelinux.net/kernel_map). Linux drivers are loaded as modules into the kernel, and communicate with userspace applications via files in /proc and /sys.

I don't know anything about Windows drivers except that they tend to be very buggy and unstable.
 
Old 06-28-2008, 10:19 PM   #3
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For Windows, this one may help.

http://research.microsoft.com/ur/asi...eloverview.pdf
 
  


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