Re: Slow development cycle

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Sun May 28 2000 - 18:11:12 EST

> #if LINUX_VERSION_CODE >= LinuxVersionCode(2,3,17)
> #include <linux/spinlock.h>
> #elif LINUX_VERSION_CODE >= LinuxVersionCode(2,1,93)
> #include <asm/spinlock.h>
> #endif
> Why keep that? Should this get cleaned up? And also there are several ways
> used to check the versions -- LinuxKernelVersion(x,y,z),
> Linux_Kernel_Version(x,y,z), and the straight numbers in some cases,
> to name a few. Clean these up? Okay, I'll work on it.

Clean them up but check with maintainers for some things - eg with the
advansys driver its maintainers want a single tree.
> > The big big one right now is probably to use the USB stuff aggressively
> > and report problems/fix them. The USB stuff is almost there but it really
> > does need lots of people using it who are prepared to chase down oopses
> > they get and fix the locking and other little glitches left.
> So that's what 2.4.0 through 2.4.4 are for. The distros won't pick it up
> until ~ 2.4.5 anyway.

Well it would be nice to make it work for 2.4.0 wouldnt it 8)


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