In article <linux.kernel.3930881C.AD2F1891@quark.vpplus.com>,
Brian Gerst <email@example.com> wrote:
>Alan Cox wrote:
>> > only partially applied. Advansys.c was the part that wasn't applied. I
>> > can shave off almost 100k from it by dropping stuff for earlier that
>> > 2.2.x.
>> Advansys maintain the driver as a single common module. Last I heard they
>> wanted it left like it is, and since they do the maintaining who are we
>> to bitch 8)
>With all the junk still from kernels as ancient as 1.2.x? Ugh. That
>driver is the single largest C file in the kernel, weighing in at 687k.
>If they feel they need to maintain the drivers for kernels that old then
>the source is still available in the old kernel's tarball. There comes
>a point when we can't continue to carry this cruft forward anymore.
``we'' aren't carrying this cruft forward. _Advansys_ is carrying
this cruft forward, and if they want to properly maintain their
device drivers why stop them from doing so? Their code would
probably be a lot smaller if there was a published stable device
driver interface, but that's not going to ever happen in the
baseline kernel, so there's nothing that can be done about it.
david parsons \bi/ Pity the UDI people seem to have trainwrecked.
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