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>>>>> "Donald" == Donald Becker <becker@xxxxxxxxx> writes:
Donald> The drivers in the kernel are now heavily modified and have
Donald> diverged from my version. Sure, you are fine with having someone
Donald> do the difficult and unrewarding debugging and maintainence work,
Donald> you work on just the latest cool hardware, change the interfaces
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.
] ON HUMILITY: to err is human. To moo, bovine. | firewalls [
] Michael Richardson, Sandelman Software Works, Ottawa, ON |net architect[
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