Re: PNP patch into kernel when?

Andrew E. Mileski (
Wed, 4 Dec 1996 10:18:09 -0500 (EST)

> > Yes, but it will cause needless heartache to people who try to maintain
> > compatibility with more than one version of the kernel (as is the case for
> > quite a lot of 3rd-party drivers). You'll end up with every driver having
> > something like
> [snip]
> there is stuff like this in many drivers already ...
> > and you will upset people who want modules to be binary compatible.
> binary modules are expected to break from one development kernel
> to the next. People who want to be binary compatible should use
> stable kernels :-)

One thing that crossed my mind...hasn't module compatibility _already_
been broken because of the v2.1.* changes? (I don't know, so I'm asking.)

Andrew E. Mileski
Linux Plug-and-Play Kernel Project
XFree86 Matrox Team