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Re: [PATCH 2.6.10-rc1 3/15] wireless/orinoco: encapsulate direct hardwar

To: Dan Williams <dcbw@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2.6.10-rc1 3/15] wireless/orinoco: encapsulate direct hardware operations
From: David Gibson <hermes@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2004 13:15:16 +1000
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On Tue, Oct 26, 2004 at 02:43:09PM -0400, Dan Williams wrote:
> Update in-kernel orinoco wireless drivers to upstream CVS.
> None of this is original code by Dan Williams, simply a
> broken down patch set split-out from upstream orinoco CVS.
> o Encapsulate direct hardware operations so those symbols
>     don't need to be exported

No!  Don't apply this.  This abstraction is only needed for the
orinoco_usb driver (so is in HEAD, but not the for_linus branch), but
IMO the abstraction is in the wrong place, and should not go
upstream.  Of course, patches to make the abstraction not suck are

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