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SubjectRe: ANN: Linux 2.2 driver compatibility toolkit
Ion Badulescu wrote:
> On Mon, 10 Jun 2002 17:40:18 -0400, Jeff Garzik <> wrote:
>>Don't load your drivers up with 2.2.x compatibility junk. Write a 2.4.x
>>driver... and use this toolkit to make it work under 2.2.
> Now, if you could get Alan to include it in, that would be even
> better. I could probably drop 90% of the cruft I have in starfire-kcomp22.h...

Absolutely.... I haven't mentioned this to Alan specifically, but it is
indeed a direction I would like to go. A good step would be getting
your help to make sure that starfire works with kcompat24 (perhaps with
minor patching) :) If we have tested patches ready for 2.2 that will
go a long way towards winning Alan's acceptance, I'm sure.

Another idea I just had: a good way to introduce kcompat24 to 2.2 is to
use it to add a few 2.4.x-only net drivers to 2.2. That way nothing
changes [initially], only additions are made.


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