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Linux Format: Greg Kroah-Hartman on Kernel Hacking

Jun 19, 2006, 16:30 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to MSa for this link. ]

"LXF: It seems like no one likes writing drivers. Is that because it's so hard to do? Hard to debug?

"GKH: I don't think so. I enjoy it, that's what I do. It's different; people traditionally look at drivers as low-end, bad, what we give to the new person coming into the company.

"But a kernel is made up of three things: it will handle your memory, handle your I/O, then you're touching the hardware. And that's the drivers, everybody needs them: you have to have a driver to get your keyboard to work. They're very important, yet traditionally they've been deemed very low on the pecking order of what you write..."

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