Brussels / 2 & 3 February 2013


Rathaxes - A DSL for device driver development, why and how?

Device drivers are notoriously known to be a critical and prominent part of modern operating systems. We will draw up a summary of the current state of the art in device driver development: tools, methodologies and approaches which try to mitigate the problem. Then, we will present our take on it: a domain specific language with its own aspect-oriented programming paradigm, and its compiler, Rathaxes. We will show you interesting details of an implementation, in the Rathaxes DSL, of the e1000 ethernet driver for Linux. We will conclude with how Rathaxes fits into the current state of the art, our vision, and next steps.


Louis Opter