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SubjectRe: 2.6.16, sk98lin out of date
On Mon, 2006-02-13 at 21:34 +0100, Willy Tarreau wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 13, 2006 at 02:03:14PM -0500, Lee Revell wrote:
> > On Mon, 2006-02-13 at 12:06 +0100, Mws wrote:
> > > hi,
> > > as i do have the same problem i may help you out.
> > >
> > > at first, syskonnect did send their kernel diffs/patches but they
> > > we're rejected caused
> > > by coding style, indention and some people thinking that things can be
> > > done better.
> >
> > Haha, they didn't like the LKML code review so they just stopped sending
> > patches? Classic. Remind me not to buy their gear.
> Lee, it's not always that simple. When you submit one driver, sometimes
> reviewers tell you that for whatever reason your driver's structure is
> wrong and it has to be changed a lot (and sometimes they're right of
> course). But when you don't have enough ressource to do the job twice,
> the best you can do is to maintain it out of tree, which is already a
> pain. I'm not saying that it is what happened with their driver, I don't
> know the history. However, I found your reaction somewhat hasty. I
> personally would prefer to offer time and help before deciding that
> I don't want anyone's products on this basis. It's not as if they
> did not release their driver's source!

True, that was a little harsh. I just find it a little sad that all
these vendors insist on throwing away months of work rather than simply
researching what the linux kernel coding standards are ahead of time.


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