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SubjectRe: Free Linux Driver Development!
Roland Dreier wrote:
> Just look at the in-tree drivers: there are tons of them that don't
> work on big-endian platforms, or have 64-bit problems, or have no SMP
> support. And that doesn't even count drivers that are so bitrotted
> they won't even build any more.

The vast majority of these were submitted ages ago. Standards for
acceptance and maintenance have risen since the days of ISA drivers and
floppy tape drives.

I think it's quite disingenuous to imply that a few bad apples are a
representative sample.


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