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SubjectRe: [2.6 patch] i386: always use 4k stacks
On Fri, 16 Dec 2005, Lee Revell wrote:
> On Fri, 2005-12-16 at 12:05 +0100, Bodo Eggert wrote:

> > So where is the driver for the Netgear WG511 Softmac card I'm supposed
> > to test? I bought this card because it was labled as being supported, and it
> > turned out that it wasn't, and just nobody cared to update the list of
> > supported cards with the warning about the unsupported variant.
>
> Um, this is not the developers fault. Do you think the vendors call the
> driver developers to tell them "hey, we just released a new product,
> with a name confusingly similar to the one your driver supports, but we
> changed the chipset a tiny bit so it won't work with your driver"?
> Dream on.

> Driver developers are not psychic. If no USER reported that the new
> FooBar1002X is completely different from the FooBar1002, there's no way
> for us to know. Sorry you were unfortunate enough to be the first user
> to learn the hard way. Complain to the vendor not LKML.

I found the information hidden on the developer's website, IIRC in the
developer forum and in several threads. I think it's reasonable to beleave
that the devteam knew.

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