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SubjectRe: PNP patch into kernel when?

William Burrow wrote:
> On Thu, 5 Dec 1996, Philip Blundell wrote:
> > IMHO, any symbol that gets exported to modules should be viewed as
> > 'external', and not changed without a very good reason. This applies
> > especially to global things like kmalloc and the request_*() functions.
> It is getting late in the Linux development cycle to change its
> interfaces. Unfortunately, Linux is still being developed and will
> perhaps continue to develop over time.
> Perhaps it should be considered splitting off a 2.2 kernel that
> conforms to the old standard, and a parallel 3.0 version with the
> resource management and other interface breaking code in it. Later
> development will occur on 3.0 as 3.1. This provides a kernel (2.2) that
> anyone can use and prepares everyone for 3.2.

Good ideas, what about you linus? :-)

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