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SubjectRe: PNP patch into kernel when?

> > So you suggest we carry along _TWO_ compatible sets of calls,
> > and hope someday people use the right set, and don't mix them?
> > I don't think this is a good idea.
> Why not put the old calls into a module themselves. This way, we still
> remain binary-compatible with modules, but don't waste space in the
> kernel, and also make sure that all drivers in the kernel must use the new
> calls.

A good suggestion, but a lot of trouble IMHO for a couple
of calls. There is no big wasted space, as each old call
expands to a call to the proposed new API with two extra parameters.

Andrew E. Mileski
Linux Plug-and-Play Kernel Project
XFree86 Matrox Team

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