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SubjectRe: Binary drivers
On Sun, 5 Dec 1999, Kendall Bennett wrote:

> > I know which I'd prefer.
>
> Put it this way. I would rather have the latest wiz bang internal
> kernel interface get developed with a compatibility layer so existing
> drivers can actually work (with a performance hit), rather than
> having to wait for months before I can use it at all because the
> kernel drivers for my devices have not yet been updated to support
> the new interfaces. Or worse that someone considering themselves to
> be superman hacks the existing drivers so they will compile with the
> new interfaces without actually being able to test all the drivers.

Come up w/ the API. Develop the code. Modify the current
driver set (completely) to this new API. bug-proof it, test it, and
prove that performance doesn't decrease any for any of those drivers.

Stephen


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