|| ||David Woodhouse <dwmw2-AT-infradead.org>|
|| ||Linus Torvalds <torvalds-AT-osdl.org>|
|| ||Re: [PATCH 3/3] IRQ: Maintain regs pointer globally rather than
passing to IRQ handlers|
|| ||Thu, 05 Oct 2006 09:01:55 +0100|
|| ||Ingo Molnar <mingo-AT-elte.hu>, Andrew Morton <akpm-AT-osdl.org>,
David Howells <dhowells-AT-redhat.com>,
Thomas Gleixner <tglx-AT-linutronix.de>,
Dmitry Torokhov <dtor-AT-mail.ru>, Greg KH <greg-AT-kroah.com>,
David Brownell <david-b-AT-pacbell.net>,
Alan Stern <stern-AT-rowland.harvard.edu>|
On Mon, 2006-10-02 at 13:54 -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> Yeah, well, it's been discussed before, and the real problem is not the
> patch itself, it's the damn drivers maintained outside the tree, and
> people who want to maintain the same driver for multiple different
> versions of the kernel.
Maintaining drivers out of tree is shameless autoflagellation at the
best of times. We really don't care -- if we didn't make life hard for
them in this way they'd only go and stick pins under their fingernails
to make up for the lack of pain. If you think about it like that, we're
probably doing them a favour -- at least this way they're _safe_.
> So if the patch works against my current tree, and nobody objects, I can
> certainly apply it.
> So speak up, people...
Go for it.
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