Posted Jul 28, 2012 15:31 UTC (Sat) by jengelh (subscriber, #33263)
In reply to: Who wrote 3.5 by iabervon
Parent article: Who wrote 3.5
>I think [AMD's] hardware requires relatively little variation in the kernel portion of drivers.
Requiring less code is indeed a wonderful thing.
AHCI is one of these masterpieces: a single driver driving many consumer-level disk chipsets at once. The sound club tried something similar with AC97 and HDA. Why can't we have a unified HW API like that for further types of silicon as well, like, network cards?