Re: kernel structures 2.0.29->2.0.30

Jacques Gelinas (
Sun, 27 Apr 1997 12:47:53 -0400 (EDT)

> products. To do so a version that is stable for a long time would be
> nice. However I know this is impossible. Hardware vendors do change
> product specifications often (adaptec 2940, 3Com 3c905, etc.)

All this is caused by a major advantage of linux: Drivers are bundle with
the OS kernel and as such have a better chance to fit.

We can't stop new drivers from happening. In the commercial market place,
drivers are done by separate entities and then bundle or not. The result
is often less than appropriate. If we unbundle the kernel per see from the
driver section (I am not advocating for that), we would have less kernel
releases, an higher level of incompatibilities, and worst, an incredible
amount of confusion, resulting in the same game as DOS where people try
various version of a driver until something ... happen (Black magic).

Jacques Gelinas (
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