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Subjectbinary kernel drivers re. hpt370 and redhat
I have a client who has a raid controller currently supported under windows, 
and now wants to support linux as a bootable device. Currently, some of
their trade secrets are contained in the driver as opposed to the controller
firmware, etc., so for now they wish to release a binary-only driver to
certain beta customers. (i.e., 1st stage of porting is similar functionality
as windows). Am I correct that in order to boot off of this device that the
driver would have to be statically linked in vs. a module which could be
distributed as a binary-only driver keyed to the kernel.revision of the
distribution's kernel? I would like to avoid any flames and ask that all
recognize that some hardware providers are having to ease into the pond a toe
at a time. Any constructive thoughts, suggestions, references, tips, etc.
highly appreciated.

Joe Briggs
Briggs Media Systems
105 Burnsen Ave.
Manchester NH 01304 USA
TEL 603-232-3115 FAX 603-625-5809 MOBILE 603-493-2386
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