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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Re: Move of input drivers, some word needed from you
On Mon, Aug 21, 2000 at 08:51:57AM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> > There seem to be at least four criteria for subdirectories of drivers/:
> >
> > drivers/<function> (sound, net)
> > drivers/<interface> (char, block) (this isn't the same as function IMHO)
> > drivers/<bus-the-device-is-on> (usb, sbus)
> > drivers/<architecture> (s390, sgi)
> 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).

ugh, no. not arch/foo/drivers. people miss them when they're updating
drivers, and worse, the same chipset gets used on different architctures
and we end up with 15 different lance drivers. not to mention that we
have a driver which is shared between parisc and ia64... :-)

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