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


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.

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Here is the map of the linux kernel ( 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.
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For Windows, this one may help.


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