Re: [s-h] Re: ALSA patch for 2.5.2pre9 kernel

From: Timothy Covell (
Date: Mon Jan 07 2002 - 20:16:36 EST

On Monday 07 January 2002 15:25, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> In article <> you wrote:
> > If you want to keep top level cleaner and avoid proliferation of entries
> > we might have:
> >
> > subsys/sound
> > subsys/sound/drivers
> > subsys/net
> > subsys/net/drivers
> And what part of the kernel is no subsystem?
> Your subsystem directory is superflous.

Umm, the subsys part makes a lot of sense in terms of
logically separating the core of the kernel from the
architecture part and the subsystem part. While we
need a MM to complete a kernel, we certainly don't need


If this helps make the kernel source more like the modules
and devfs trees, then it makes even it more logically consistant.

Please remember that everyone who compiles a kernel is not
a uber kernel hacker. Average folks will appreciate some more
structure which helps to explain how things work.

> If, for some reason, we want to move all code in the kernel around
> we should do it once and in a planned mannor.
> Randomly introducing new and shiny naming schemes sucks. badly.

It's NOT random and it doesn't suck.

> Christoph

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