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Re: Debugging device drivers

From: Francis Gudin <fgudin@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: 11 Jan 2006 22:57:23 GMT

On 2006-01-11, Danial Thom <danial_thom@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> --- Brian Reichert <reichert@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On Wed, Jan 11, 2006 at 10:19:45PM +0100,
>> Francis GUDIN wrote:
>> > Hum... not exactly: my host is a 2xPPro
>> (200MHz). Rebuilding a kernel is
>> > about 1/4 hour. Rebooting globally lasts a
>> few minutes. Joy, joy, joy...
>> > Oh ! Also: i'd like to avoid launching X
>> everytime, firefox (s**t) and
>> > all over again. This *is* painful. This is
>> why i asked...
>> VMware?  Qemu?  Bochs?
> Uh, you don't have to rebuild the entire kernel
> source every time, sillyboy. Only the module you
> change will have to be recompiled. 
> Its easy enough to stop x from launching. 
> DT

OK, 'sillyboy' is going to rephrase it:
i know that modules do exist, thank you. What i'd like to know a bit
more about is the way drivers get plugged into the kernel, then how
probing is done, and so on.


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