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Re: pci-skeleton duplex check

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Subject: Re: pci-skeleton duplex check
From: Michael Richardson <mcr@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 13 Dec 2002 19:19:47 -0500
In-reply-to: Your message of "Thu, 12 Dec 2002 16:11:13 EST." <Pine.LNX.4.44.0212121539110.10674-100000@beohost.scyld.com>
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>>>>> "Donald" == Donald Becker <becker@xxxxxxxxx> writes:
    Donald> The drivers in the kernel are now heavily modified and have 
significantly
    Donald> diverged from my version.  Sure, you are fine with having someone 
else
    Donald> do the difficult and unrewarding debugging and maintainence work, 
while
    Donald> you work on just the latest cool hardware, change the interfaces 
and are
    Donald> concerned only with the current kernel version.

  I agree strongly with Donald.

  Interfaces should NEVER change in patch level versions.
  Just *DO NOT DO IT*.

  Go wild in odd-numbered.. get the interfaces right there.
  But leave them alone afterward.
  
  This is a fundamental tenant of being professional. Otherwise, the kernel
people are the biggest reason I've ever seen for using *BSD.
  Microsoft is not the real enemy. Gratuitous change is.

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]   Michael Richardson, Sandelman Software Works, Ottawa, ON    |net architect[
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