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SubjectRe: drivers/block: cpqarray.h,smart1,2.h and cciss.h question
On Sun, 24 Sep 2000, Frank Davis wrote:
> While looking through the block drivers, cpqarray.c/h, smart1,2.h
> and the recent cciss.c/h: they were all for the Compaq Smart Array
> Controllers. For 2.5.x or possibly prior, could we consolidate them into
> one file incorporating all types of controllers or is there reason there
> are 3 different files?

Often its easier for the driver author to copy and modify an existing
driver, rather than spending the time to design and test a single driver
which supports all flavors of the target hardware...

For Compaq specifically, talk to the driver maintainer
(, he is actively maintaining the driver.


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