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On multi-platform drivers

On multi-platform drivers

Posted Sep 18, 2011 2:00 UTC (Sun) by kabloom (guest, #59417)
In reply to: On multi-platform drivers by kleptog
Parent article: On multi-platform drivers

I haven't looked at any of the code, and I understand people's concern about what might happen in future refactorings of the kernel wireless system, but the kernel's code review process is pretty demanding in terms of how much work (and modification) a module developer has to do to conform to the kernel's way of doing things before they get accepted into the mainline.

If Broadcom has managed to satisfy the kernel developers' demands for conformance, and they still feel that there's sufficient architectural alignment between the Linux driver and their other drivers, then Broadcom's definition of "sufficient architectural alignment" is probably loose enough that they'll be able to maintain sufficient architectural alignment in the face of future kernel development work.

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