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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Re: Move of input drivers, some word needed from you
On Wed, 23 Aug 2000, Alan Cox wrote:

> You have to build -optional- interfaces. Instead of thinking about a layer
> above the drivers think about a layer of support code _below_ the drivers
> that can be shared and used when it fits. Now drivers that have odd needs
> can skip pieces that dont fit. With a conventional view of layering they
> end up fighting a pile of crap above them that does things they dont want
> and eventually all the people trying to bend the layer above different ways
> break it

I don't get your objection, sorry. In what respect was I saying anything
about where the layer of abstraction and interfacing was sited?

I was saying that both Eric and Linus were after more code getting
shared behind well-defined interfaces, no matter where the actual
cut-through is made, they were just stressing things differently.

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Matthias Andree
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