Re: AW: RE: Mapping scattered pages into process addr ess- space

Would it not make more sense to just document that a driver uses more high
IRQ time than standard, more mapping registers than standard, etc. etc.,
but allow such drivers to be loaded by a user after the sacrifice of a goat
or something :wink: with the understanding that such drivers may disable
other things in odd ways?

Forcing driver writers to use a global standard would in practice mean that
some unusual cases cannot be handled. If I want my fishfinder to run a
little
faster, perhaps I don’t care if some USB printer will fail completely. As
long
as I am told about a driver that is anti-social wrt other drivers, seems
like a choice I as a customer should be able to have.

-----Original Message-----
From: Peter Viscarola [mailto:xxxxx@osr.com]
Sent: Monday, August 06, 2001 3:28 PM
To: NT Developers Interest List
Subject: [ntdev] Re: AW: RE: Mapping scattered pages into process addr
ess space

“Dan Partelly” wrote in message news:xxxxx@ntdev…
>
> What is interesting is things I heard about Win XP that it will “block”
> device drivers which causes more than “X” OS crashes , and also I heard
> there is
> a list with already “banned” device drivers.
>

As far as I know, XP has no facility to block a driver that crashes the
system more than x times… I haven’t seen any code that does that. That
doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist, but this is the first I’ve heard of it.

As far as the list of “banned” device drivers, there’s a “bad” (not banned)
“drivers list” that’s put together for every upgrade scenario. This is
nothing more than the list of drivers that are known, by experience, not to
work after an upgrade of the system (from Win2K to XP, for example). During
upgrade of XP, the installation procedure warns you if you have such a
driver, and warns you of the driver being disabled after installation.

Peter
OSR


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