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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2.4.28-pre4-bk6] delkin_cb: new driver for Cardbus IDE CF adaptor
On Thu, Oct 21, 2004 at 10:42:18PM +0200, Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz wrote:
> On Thu, 21 Oct 2004 16:24:51 -0400, Mark Lord <> wrote:
> > Okay, patch withdrawn.
> >
> > I'll just apply it to my own kernels for my own use.
> Just port it to 2.6.x...
> > Whatever happended to the days when Linux *wanted* more
> > drivers and such?
> New drivers are still welcomed... but days of applying
> new drivers without any complaints are long gone... ;-)
> Now speaking seriously:
> * 2.4.x is deprecated (sorry, Marcelo ;)



People still use 2.4 because they are not prepared (for whatever reason)
to or do not want a v2.6 upgrade, but yes, I agree it is deprecated.

> * this driver shouldn't require much work to port it to 2.6.x

As I said before in my opinion drivers in new v2.4.x releases for
new devices are OK as long as they meet a decent coding and quality
standard and are well tested.
And, very importantly, benefit a substantial amount of users.

Having the driver in v2.6 first is pretty much required.
It has the chance of being put under test, as well as
passing Linus/Andrew "level of acceptance", plus reviewing
from other people which is always good.

Mark, v2.4.28 is approaching -rc stage (-rc1 should be out tomorrow),
we can include the driver during v2.4.29-pre.

In the meantime you can port it to v2.6 ?

> * ide_unregister() is disallowed, unless IDE locking is fixed

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