FOSDEM '10 is a free and non-commercial event organized by the community, for the community. Its goal is to provide Free and Open Source developers a place to meet. No registration necessary.

Dirk Vogt
Day Sunday
Room AW1.105
Start time 13:30
End time 14:00
Duration 00:30
Event type Podium
Track Alt-OS
Language English
DDE - Generic Porting of Device Drivers

This talk will give a short presentation of the Device Driver Environment (DDE), a library that helps porting Linux and FreeBSD device drivers to other operating systems.

The DDE is divided into two parts, the DDEkit, a generic operating system abstraction layer, and guest-specific DDE's (currently available for Linux 2.6 and FreeBSD) allowing to run unmodified Linux and FreeBSD device drivers. Currently there exist implementations for TUD:OS, an L4 microkernel based operating system developed at TU Dresden and the Genode operating system framework developed by Genode Labs (Dresden). There are also plans to port the DDE to Minix 3.