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Re: [patch 00/04] RFC: Staging tree (drivers/staging)

From:  Stefan Richter <>
To:  Randy Dunlap <>
Subject:  Re: [patch 00/04] RFC: Staging tree (drivers/staging)
Date:  Thu, 25 Sep 2008 23:51:28 +0200
Message-ID:  <>
Cc:  Greg KH <>, Paul Mundt <>, Parag Warudkar <>, Linus Torvalds <>, Andrew Morton <>,, Andreas Gruenbacher <>, Jeff Mahoney <>
Archive-link:  Article

Randy Dunlap wrote:
>>> ISTM that the real problems are (a) it's easier to introduce new staging/crap
>>> than it is to fix EXPERIMENTAL and (b) no one wants to try to fix EXPERIMENTAL.
> I don't disagree with the CRAP name... fwiw.
> I think that we have enough quality problems without adding crap.

True.  OTOH many if not most of the -staging drivers are ones which are 
already in use.  Their users already deal with whatever quality problems 
these drivers have, in addition to having to fight with the installation 
hassles that are inherent to out-of-tree drivers.
Stefan Richter
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