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SubjectRe: Pls add this driver to the kernel tree !!
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> > Actually, there is some benefit in leaving the LINUX_VERSION_CODE checks
> > there... If someone wants to back-port the driver to 2.2, this makes it
> > much easier. Also, some people like to maintain a single driver for all
> > of the kernel versions, so they don't have to bugfix each driver version.
>
> backports hurt forward progress.

beware of content free dogma


Or in longer terms: Backporting is actually often very useful. It has helped
in many cases to say definitively 'this must be the driver' or 'its stable on
2.2 are we sure the pci code is right' type things. Think of debugging as
solving a large set of simultaneous equations. The more equations you have
the easier it is


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