kernel modules/kmods/dkms (Re: Plan for tomorrows (20070906) FESCO meeting)
Horst H. von Brand
vonbrand at inf.utfsm.cl
Sun Sep 9 05:31:07 UTC 2007
Jon Nettleton <jon.nettleton at gmail.com> wrote:
> There are lots of examples but my specific one is the gspca driver
> that I built the first dkms package for and is exists at freshrpms.
> This driver supports a lot of modern webcams, but the driver developer
> has no intention of even trying to have this code merged into the
> kernel. What are we to do in this circumstance?
Get somebody else to push the code upstream?
> I think we need something better than the "safe" ostrich syndrome; if
> it is out of the kernel it scares us and we run away from it. There
> is plenty of legitimate driver development being done outside of the
> kernel. It just seems a bad decision to completely bury our heads in
> the sand to this code-base.
I /do/ agree that the "got into the vanilla kernel" is an important cuality
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