> Don't tell me you're seriously considering having _TWO_
> copies of all this code sitting around?
> At that point backwards compat becomes absolutely
> rediculious. If it's important to you, just stick to the
> current scheme. You gain nothing by maintaining two copies
> of the same code.
Either way we end up with duplicated code. If I stick with the current
scheme (no netdev_ops), I duplicate in the driver all of the wrapper
code that Matt has pulled into netdev_ops. Each driver that sticks to
the current scheme duplicates Matt's code. With HAVE_NETDEV_OPS, you're
right, we're maintaining the wrapper code outside the kernel. But, it
does leave the possibility of having a shared backwards compatibility
code for multiple (all?) drivers for those stuck with supporting kernels