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SubjectRe: What exactly does "supports Linux" mean?
Chuck Ebbert <> writes:

> > My general conclusion would be that something not working with a standard
> > kernel cannot be called "supporting linux", no matter what distros ever are
> > supported. You may call me purist...
> If their drivers don't come with full source code then their claims
> of supporting Linux are just a bad joke AFAIC.

Even when they do, it's often far from what I would call "Linux
support". I've seen vendor drivers that made such assumptions about
the machine that they would only work on IA-32 machines. I'm talking
about things like assuming that sizof(int) == sizeof(void *) == 4, or
that physical memory addresses are the same seen from the CPU and from
the PCI bus.

Måns Rullgård

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