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SubjectRe: Free Linux Driver Development!
Jeff Garzik wrote:


Great offer to folks for drivers, but it sends a mixed message. OSDL
should offer to host a page somewhere to coordinate all of this.

:-)

Jeff

> Roland Dreier wrote:
>
>> Just look at the in-tree drivers: there are tons of them that don't
>> work on big-endian platforms, or have 64-bit problems, or have no SMP
>> support. And that doesn't even count drivers that are so bitrotted
>> they won't even build any more.
>
>
> The vast majority of these were submitted ages ago. Standards for
> acceptance and maintenance have risen since the days of ISA drivers
> and floppy tape drives.
>
> I think it's quite disingenuous to imply that a few bad apples are a
> representative sample.
>
> Jeff
>
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