Quote of the week
Posted Oct 13, 2006 14:13 UTC (Fri) by william.waddington
In reply to: Quote of the week
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"For this reason alone, please read Greg-KH's OLS keynote @ http://www.kroah.com/log/linux/ols_2006_keynote.html
Somewhere in the middle he talks about exactly your case and why it is still "beneficial to push your code in-tree."
You mean that pushing my code in tree would improve my coding style? No doubt :) Seriously, I'm familiar with Mr. KH's presentation, and I don't really disagree, at least for new driver development.
Even so, there are things about the code that would make pushing in-line a real ordeal: coding style, plethora of ioctls, and DMA directly to/from user buffers, among others. The coding style is fixable, and there are probably "better" ways to handle the API, but "fixing" the API would require abandoning the read/write/ioctl interface we have kept consistent for multiple unixen for 15 years - which seems to be working well for our OEMs and end users.
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