Re: PNP patch into kernel when?

Alan Cox (
Wed, 4 Dec 1996 21:16:53 +0000 (GMT)

> The difference is of course that we are free to fool around with
> symbols that are internal to the kernel. We don't have this luxury
> with malloc(). The changes in the PnP kernel patch do not affect
> anything other than the kernel source.

Well I sincerely hope Linus doesnt accept them until you realise the
non luxury of maintaining large numbers of drivers, the linux source tree
backward compatibility and not upsetting commercial vendors doing Linux

Your argument was true 3 years ago. It isnt now