This is are totally different issues...
Posted Aug 20, 2011 19:30 UTC (Sat) by BenHutchings
In reply to: This is are totally different issues...
Parent article: Avoiding the OS abstraction trap
This means that decisions like "save 0.01% of transistor budged and fix all the crap in drivers" look viable.
The decision is more likely "don't delay tape-out to fix this hardware bug". And it has nothing to do with the ability to hide the workarounds in a proprietary driver. Like programs, all chips have bugs, and you can see workarounds for them in almost any Linux driver you care to look at.
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