HALs considered harmful
Posted Mar 17, 2005 11:26 UTC (Thu) by ctg
Parent article: HALs considered harmful
An additional point is that once a driver has been accepted into the tree, then the maintenance costs of the driver could well go down for the hardware vendor - from the vendors point of view, the parts of the driver which interact with the kernel should be maintained "for free". All they have to worry about is, assuming it works, changes caused by changes in the hardware.
A standardised driver will also benefit from much of the same code as other drivers.
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