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SubjectRe: New resources - pls, explain :-(


On Sun, 15 Aug 1999, Alan Cox wrote:
>
> Neat, easy and a complete nightmare for back compatibility and driver
> maintenance. What is wrong with struct io_device ?

The fact that backwards compatibility goes away, but forwards
compatibility never does?

Do we want to get into the morass of DOS, where we can't do the right
thing just because we have some old drivers we want to support? You can
have your network drivers do something like

#if VERSION < 2.3.x
#define net_device device
#endif

and you're done with it.

Linus


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