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SubjectRe: Linux 2.4.6-ac3
> the 3 parts are changed for the fun of it.  Granted, issues of backwards
> compatibility haven't been handled well in the past, but with the next
> resync I believe that moving forward this will no longer be a problem.
> You'd have to talk to the guys at VA about this, however.

Right but we cannot go around breaking support for older setups. A user
updating their 2.4.x stable kernel and finding X11 no longer works simply isnt
an acceptable situation for serious users.

> Portability and maintainability were certainly two motivating factors in
> the move to a templated architecture for the core DRM. I just got sick
> of seeing the same code in every driver -- kinda defeats the purpose of

Why was so much of it macroised rather than turned into library routines ?

> having a "core" DRM if it isn't being used... New drivers are much
> easier to write as well, which is a nice side-effect.

That I can believe


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