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    SubjectRe: [OT] RE: UDI and Free Software
    > to native drivers...  For some hardware it may not make a difference
    > (for example, a scanner). But for other hardware (such as a gigabit
    > ethernet board), my guess is that UDI will be a disaster as far as
    > performance is concerned.

    UDI has no concept of other interface libraries or access API's - so
    it lacks stuff like check_region that is central to the Linux philosophy.
    UDI on Linux would also be useless for parallel scanners - UDI can't
    describe talking to the parport management layer

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