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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Re: Move of input drivers, some word needed from you


On Tue, 22 Aug 2000, Vojtech Pavlik wrote:

> On Mon, Aug 21, 2000 at 02:01:59PM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
>
> > And "there aren't going to be many files in this directory" is an argument
> > against it. It means that the directory doesn't end up clarifying things
> > very much at all.
>
> I have 63 .c files in the drivers/input directory in the linux-console CVS.
> Some more will be added later. Is that enough? IMHO it groups together
> stuff that belongs together. But opinions vary.

Hey, move a few drivers from drivers/scsi there too, and you'll have a few
hundred .c files there.

If you didn't guess already, I disagree strongly with people moving USB
drivers around. I don't see the logic in it, AT ALL.

The USB drivers use "kmalloc()" to allocate memory. Does that mean that
they are part of memory management, and we should move them to mm/drivers?
Obviously not. Nobody would be stupid enough to really argue that. Yet
people seem to argue that because some USB drivers use features offered by
the input layer, they should be "input drivers". Not so.

Linus

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