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So instead of one 60kLOC driver, they would now have three 20kLOC drivers. I'm not sure that's a bad thing.
Avoiding the OS abstraction trap
Posted Aug 14, 2011 2:12 UTC (Sun) by JoeBuck (subscriber, #2330)
Posted Aug 14, 2011 11:31 UTC (Sun) by ebirdie (subscriber, #512)
On Linux there is no need to maintain any Kloc for isc driver, if the initial driver development is done the "Linux community way", ie. shared, until the hardware will get revisions, which may need new bits and pieces added in by the vendor development team.
To put it another way with over simplification and has a familiar sound. Write once and forget. ;-)
Posted Aug 14, 2011 16:01 UTC (Sun) by bfields (subscriber, #19510)
We certainly hope contributors can reduce their maintenance load, but if we lead them to expect it to be reduced to zero, then we risk ending up with a lot of bit-rotted drivers.
Posted Aug 15, 2011 16:38 UTC (Mon) by misiu_mp (guest, #41936)
Posted Aug 16, 2011 6:20 UTC (Tue) by ebirdie (subscriber, #512)
I love this, because to me it implies that the piece of hardware (ie. a chip and its surrounding implementation) has better chances to shine on its own as hardware and not leveled to other similar hardware just by a software development method, which does not directly produce any good to me.
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