Versioned APIs in the kernel?
Posted Sep 5, 2007 22:22 UTC (Wed) by khim
In reply to: Versioned APIs in the kernel?
Parent article: LCE: Linux, hardware vendors, and enterprise distributors
This model does not work: both Windows and Solaris are trying very hard to make it work - yet ServicePacks break drivers there routinely. It's because kernel developers just can not check if driver will be broken or not by this or that change unless they either have the hardware (and nobody have all possible hardware) or they have at least driver sources (and if they do have driver sources - then why not just fix it?).
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