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LWN.net Weekly Edition for June 20, 2013
Pencil, Pencil, and Pencil
Dividing the Linux desktop
LWN.net Weekly Edition for June 13, 2013
A report from pgCon 2013
Yet another nightmare for out-of-tree modules that aim at supporting multiple kernel versions. sigh...
The conclusion of the 3.9 merge window
Posted Mar 6, 2013 8:43 UTC (Wed) by renox (subscriber, #23785)
And a perfect example why the kernel doesn't keep a stable internal ABI: otherwise you have to keep unused parameters aka bloat.
Posted Mar 6, 2013 18:02 UTC (Wed) by marduk (subscriber, #3831)
Unused parameters are undesirable.
>Yet another nightmare for out-of-tree modules that aim at supporting multiple kernel versions. sigh...
Out-of-tree modules are undesirable.
Posted Mar 6, 2013 22:04 UTC (Wed) by ovitters (subscriber, #27950)
Or in other words: pretty well known that there is no stability guarantee and the developers prefer to include your module/driver in the kernel. Seems that this often also gets you a good review (thus better quality).
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