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SubjectRe: Rewriting floppy.c was Re: Free Linux Driver Development!
On Wed, Jan 31, 2007 at 11:08:14AM +0100, Andi Kleen wrote:
> Greg KH <> writes:
> >
> > What? Throw a fresh-faced newbie instantly into the tar-pit of despair
> > that floppy.c is? Do you want everyone just to run screaming from
> > kernel development never to be seen again?
> Doing a from-scratch rewrite of floppy.c only supporting new
> hardware and no obscure formats ("newfloppy.c") would be an excellent
> newbie project imho. This means for someone who is still pretty
> new, but wants to get their fingers wet with more complicated changes.
> Then over time (old-)floppy.c could be phased out.

Considering how widespread floppies are, these two sentences are

If the goal is to phase out the old floppy driver, a new driver will
have to gain support for more or less all hardware the old driver

> -Andi



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of the darkness. There had been need of rain for many days.
"Only a promise," Lao Er said.
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