Re: binary modules (was Re: ReiserFS / 2.4.6 / Data Corruption)

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Sat Jul 28 2001 - 14:08:46 EST

> The right answer for vendors who want to ship binary modules is to
> ship an Open Source interface layer which shields the vendor from
> kernel drift (since users will be able to build the interface layer if
> they need to, without waiting for the vendor).

As people have seen from vmware and from the ever growing piles of
nvidia crashes the truth about binary modules in general even with glue is
pain and suffering.

Veritas have some good Linux people though, and while I'm sad they won't
open source the core of veritas they do at least appear to have the
knowledgebase to do a good job
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