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Posted Sep 10, 2009 12:59 UTC (Thu) by xav (guest, #18536)
Posted Sep 10, 2009 23:20 UTC (Thu) by giraffedata (subscriber, #1954)
Nope, otherwise staging will be the place for crappy drivers that no one wants to maintain but that people need anyway for their hardware.
You didn't say why that's a problem.
Posted Sep 11, 2009 8:06 UTC (Fri) by xav (guest, #18536)
If they can stay there indefinately, there will be no motivation to fix them because, well, they're already in the kernel and they kind of work.
Posted Sep 11, 2009 0:07 UTC (Fri) by hmh (subscriber, #3838)
1) reduce the system stability (they're called "crap" for a reason)
2) give subpar performance/user-experience/functionality
So, if a driver is crap, and it is not doing any progress towards a higher, less crappy state of being, it will be removed.
It is in the rules of engagement for the staging tree, and it is a way to pressure people and manufacturers into improving crap drivers, before they go stale for too long, and decay into the "toxic waste" level.
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