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SubjectRe: RFC: i386: kill !4KSTACKS
On Sun, Sep 04, 2005 at 04:23:04AM -0400, Lee Revell wrote:
> On Sun, 2005-09-04 at 09:36 +0200, Stefan Smietanowski wrote:
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> > Lee Revell wrote:
> > > On Fri, 2005-09-02 at 02:39 +0200, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> > >
> > >>4Kb kernel stacks are the future on i386, and it seems the problems it
> > >>initially caused are now sorted out.
> > >>
> > >>Does anyone knows about any currently unsolved problems?
> > >
> > >
> > > ndiswrapper
> >
> > While I agree ndiswrapper has a use ... I don't think we should
> > base kernel development upon messing with something that is designed
> > to run a windows driver in linux ...
>
> Good point, but I don't think we should needlessly render people's
> hardware inoperable either.

The NdisWrapper FAQ already tells you that you need a patch for some of
the binary-only Windows drivers that require more than 8kB stacks.

And the fact that NdisWrapper is mostly working hinders the development
of open source drivers for this hardware.

> Lee

cu
Adrian

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