Driver API anyone?
Posted Jun 22, 2007 7:27 UTC (Fri) by michaeljt
In reply to: Driver API anyone?
Parent article: Long-term support and backport risk
Versioned APIs/ABIs could help here where changes are unavoidable, but I think that the main problem here - at least from the point of view of those who write out-of-tree kernel extensions - is that many kernel developers do not consider the kernel APIs to be a stable external APIs at all, preferring instead that external drivers and subsystems be brought into the kernel at the earliest possible point in time. I think that they do not make too much effort to keep the interfaces stable because they do not really consider them to be interfaces.
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