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    SubjectRe: [LONG RANT] Re: Linux stifles innovation...
    On Mon, 19 Feb 2001, David Howells wrote:
    > I suspect part of the problem with commercial driver support on Linux is that
    > the Linux driver API (such as it is) is relatively poorly documented

    In-kernel documentation, agreed.

    _Linux Device Drivers_ is a good reference for 2.2 and below.

    > and seems
    > to change almost on a week-by-week basis anyway. I've done my share of chasing
    > the current kernel revision with drivers that aren't part of the kernel tree:
    > by the time you update the driver to work with the current kernel revision,
    > there's a new one out, and the driver doesn't compile with it.

    This is entirely in your imagination. Driver APIs are stable across the
    stable series of kernels: 2.0.0 through 2.0.38, 2.2.0 through 2.2.18,
    2.4.0 through whatever.


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