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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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