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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Re: Move of input drivers, some word needed from you
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Linus Torvalds writes:
> The last should probably be arch/<xxx>/drivers, but the other ones are
> either sensible (tons of bus-independent drivers) or conceptual UNIX
> things (char vs block).

This is where I start rolling around all over the floor laughing at various
people...

Under pressure from others, I moved all the drivers I used to have in
arch/arm/drivers in the 2.0 trees into the generic drivers/* directories.
It now seems that these "others" were wrong for the ARM specific drivers.

I do now agree that all drivers should be placed in the drivers
subdirectory, and not anywhere under arch/*/drivers since, when some
people go around checking net device drivers, they ONLY look in
drivers/net, and nowhere else.

I'm even considering moving drivers/acorn/net to drivers/net/acorn (and
similarly for the others) so that when changes do occur, these drivers
also get a look in.

However, having said that, I think drivers/media is a good idea, but
do we have enough drivers or separation to warrant drivers/media/radio
and drivers/media/video? I'm willing to pick this change up btw, if no
one objects.
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