wine / Linux kernel interaction

Damjan Jovanovic dj015 at
Thu Oct 20 02:15:37 CDT 2005

--- Andreas Mohr <andi at> wrote:

> Hi,
> On Wed, Oct 19, 2005 at 09:55:49AM -0700, Damjan
> Jovanovic wrote:
> > Finally, could this kernel module be distributed
> with
> > wine? Its acceptance into the Linux kernel tree is
> > doubtful.
> I'm afraid I can't answer your questions, but is
> there really a need to
> development a kernel module for your USB scanner??
> SANE has been having USB user-space modules for
> ages, I believe (via libusb
> functionality?).

If you know a way to change ReadFile(), WriteFile(),
and DeviceIoControl() to call libusb functions, please
tell me, that's what I wanted to do from the
beginning. In Wine, a HANDLE _is_ a file descriptor,
which doesn't help at all.

> So unless you need extra kernel-level functionality
> or I'm completely
> off-track, I don't see why one would need that (much
> less want that!).

Because the scanner, like too many others, is
unsupported by SANE.

> Andreas Mohr

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