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Re: OpenSolaris - stable device driver solution?

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 194.158.241.118] on September 23, 2008 11:33 AM
"Is it true that drivers written for open solaris' device driver scheme can be expected to work for every version of open solaris?"

Yes. Not only are the drivers forward and backward compatible (thanks to DDI - "Driver Development Interface"), but the ABI ("Application Binary Interface") is backwards compatible as well, meaning that one can run binaries over twenty years old on a modern Solaris release.

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