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General Information
    • ISSN: 2010-3689
    • Frequency: Bimonthly (2011-2014); Monthly (Since 2015)
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
    • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
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    • E-mail: ijiet@ejournal.net
Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
QUniversity, Australia
It is my honor to be the editor-in-chief of IJIET. The journal publishes good-quality papers which focous on the advanced researches in the field of information and education technology. Hopefully, IJIET will become a recognized journal among the scholars in the related fields.

IJIET 2012 Vol.2(5): 461-463 ISSN: 2010-3689
DOI: 10.7763/IJIET.2012.V2.179

Device Drivers in User Space: A Case for Network Device Driver

Hemant Agrawal and Ravi Malhotra

Abstract—Traditionally device drivers specially the network one’s are implemented and used in Linux Kernel for various reasons. However in recent trend, many network stack vendors are moving towards the user space based drivers. Open Source–‘GPL’ is one of strong reason for such a move. In the absence of generic guidelines, there are various options to implement device drivers in user space. Each has their advantage and disadvantage. In this paper, we will cover multiple issues with user space device driver and will give more insight about the Network Device Driver implementation in User Space

Index Terms—Network drivers, user space, zero copy.

The authors are with the Freescale Semiconductor, Plot-18, Sector 16A, Noida, UP-201301, INDIA (e-mail: hemant@freescale.com, ravi.malhotra@freescale.com).


Cite: Hemant Agrawal and Ravi Malhotra, "Device Drivers in User Space: A Case for Network Device Driver," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 2, no. 5, pp. 461-463, 2012.

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