Re: LANCE ethernet chip - ~24 drivers

From: Rick Hohensee (
Date: Tue Jul 31 2001 - 11:58:10 EST

Jan-Benedict Glaw
>That are *many* drivers for at least *one* chip. For now, I'm
>working to get a serial keyboard running. However - having
>more than 20 drivers for one kind of device sucks a lot. So

One has to wonder. I was looking at 1.2.13 and there is mention of
splitting a driver, I forget which one, because there are two bits with
reversed sense in later versions of a card.

This raises a question about open source. How do you aknowledge code
removal? Given a system at some level of existing functionality, removing
code is one of the best things you can do for it, but it doesn't get your
name anywhere that sticks. Maybe Linux needs a linux/NO_MAINTENANCE .

Rick Hohensee

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