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SubjectRe: [PATCH 7/9] irq-remove: scsi driver trivial
Arjan van de Ven wrote:
> On Fri, 26 Oct 2007 20:37:47 -0400
> Jeff Garzik <jeff@garzik.org> wrote:
>
>> Arjan van de Ven wrote:
>>> the other serious question is.. how is IRQ_HANDLER_V3 different
>>> from a #ifdef VERSION >= 2.6.24 .....
>>> it's not really ;)
>> Note my mention of backport -- kernel version isn't relevant when the
>> various enterprise distros have random featuresets under random
>> kernel versions.
>>
>
> yeah and THEY can put the defines in (RH used to do this fwiw as a
> generic "this is a RH kernel" define)....
>
> but afaik no distro vendor backports such an api change nowadays... and
> hasn't in 2.6 ever

People backport drivers all the time that must support a wide range of
kernels.

Jeff



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