Simplifying the code should always be the initial proposal. Adding
more complexity on top is the worst-case when-all-else-failed
option. Yet we so often reach for that option first :(
-- Andrew Morton
If this code were a character driver for an obscure serial port on
a lesser-known chip architecture, I don't think it would get any
attention at all. As it is, it's looking like at least a few man
months of work will be required, as well as some relatively
unneeded changes to Android user space, to get this feature into a
permanently acceptable state. I wouldn't be surprised to see this
stretch into a few calendar years.
Code that specializes the kernel in weird ways is accepted into the
kernel all the time, and I've tried to figure out why this
particular bit of code is treated differently. Especially since
this code is self-contained, configurable, and imposes no
perceivable long-term maintenance burden.
-- Tim Bird
So, I've said it many times before, and I'll say it again:
Yes, you are special and unique, just like everyone else.
The next person who says the "embedded is different" phrase again, owes
me a beer of my choice.
-- Greg Kroah-Hartman
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