Driver API anyone?
Posted Jun 22, 2007 7:19 UTC (Fri) by michaeljt
In reply to: Driver API anyone?
Parent article: Long-term support and backport risk
Something like that could work (at least, I imagine it could :) ) if the API/ABI numbers applied to subsystems (e.g. the wireless extensions) and not to single functions. You would need at least two version numbers - the current one and the last one with which the current is backwards compatible. It would probably be more of an "ease the transistion pain" measure though, as I can't see the kernel developers being happy to keep maintaining older APIs once they started needing too much code of their own.
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