[lkml]   [2003]   [May]   [27]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
    SubjectRe: Linux 2.5.70
    On Tue, May 27, 2003 at 02:09:43PM -0400, Ricky Beam wrote:
    > On Tue, 27 May 2003, Linus Torvalds wrote:
    > >On Tue, 27 May 2003, Ricky Beam wrote:
    > >>
    > >> Count up the number of drivers that haven't been updated to the current
    > >> PCI, hotplug, and modules interfaces.
    > >
    > >Tough. If people don't use them, they don't get supported. It's that easy.
    > ...
    > Allow me to clarify... I don't mind drivers not working. I *do* mind
    > drivers emitting hundreds of warnings and errors because dozens of things
    > were changed and no one cared to update everything they broke. In some
    > cases, fixing things may be simple (eg. someone removed or renamed a field
    > in a struct somewhere) and in others years of work my be required (eg.
    > the new module interface.)
    > In my opinion (as it was in the long long ago), everything in a "stable"
    > release should at least compile cleanly -- "working" comes later after
    > users have been conned into using it.

    No. Doing this hides bugs.

    We use the compiler to make bugs and needing-work areas blindingly
    obviously. Your suggesting we make them less so.


    To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
    the body of a message to
    More majordomo info at
    Please read the FAQ at

     \ /
      Last update: 2005-03-22 13:35    [W:0.020 / U:10.284 seconds]
    ©2003-2016 Jasper Spaans. hosted at Digital OceanAdvertise on this site