External Device Drivers Formats
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- An external device driver might come with full sources, that we need
to compile. This is the best scenario.
- An external device driver might come as a binary-only module. In this
case we need to get a driver that was compiled specifically for the
kernel version we are using.
- If we use a less-commonly-used distribution, we might not find a driver
for our distribution's kernel...
- At which time we either dumb the hardware, or take the best "vanilla"
kernel for which there is a binary driver available.
- The driver could come as a hybrid - half source, and half binary. the
Source-part need to be compiled against our kernel, and it'll make sure
the binary part works.