Out of tree drivers
clemens at ladisch.de
Mon Oct 22 07:32:47 UTC 2007
Matthias Urlichs wrote:
> Greg KH:
> > lirc (not going upstream due to developer not
> > wanting it there.)
> Should we actually *care* what the developer wants?
Of course we should. According to <http://lkml.org/lkml/2007/2/1/373>
and <http://lkml.org/lkml/2007/2/3/180>, the problem is mostly lack of
developer time to make the code ready for the kernel, which is
_exactly_ what we're talking about here.
There's also the open question of how to keep 2.4 compatibilty without
having to maintain two parallel trees. In ALSA, we have a 'clean'
kernel tree and a set of patches to add the compatibility hacks, but
this is of course still more complex than a single tree.
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