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How it works?

How it works?

Posted Sep 30, 2010 14:34 UTC (Thu) by chojrak11 (guest, #52056)
Parent article: BKL-free in 2.6.37 (maybe)

The relatively new Android drivers, or Microsoft drivers got removed from the kernel because of no maintenance, but Amiga FFS is still there? I don't gather it. Either Amiga FFS is actively developed, bugfixed or otherwise maintained (which I think is unlikely), or all of this doesn't make sense.

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How it works?

Posted Sep 30, 2010 15:03 UTC (Thu) by cladisch (✭ supporter ✭, #50193) [Link]

All code in the kernel is supposed to abide by a minimal quality standard. The Android and Microsoft drivers were part of the staging tree, i.e., they were supposed to be improved until they could be moved into the kernel proper. This did not happen.

The AmigaFFS driver is maintained. There isn't much maintenance because it hasn't changed much; it needs to change only to follow kernel API changes.

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