Enabling drivers in staging tree in rawhide
fedora at leemhuis.info
Thu Jan 8 06:17:30 UTC 2009
On 08.01.2009 03:49, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> Quite a bit of new drivers in
Related: I raised the staging problem already in
as rawhide contained the at76 driver as separate patch
-- but the same driver (with two small changes) also was part of the
upstream kernel since October/2.6.28-rc as one of the staging drivers:
(for more details see bug).
That sounds wrong to me, as
- it's duplicated work
- the at76 staging driver from upstream taints the kernel; the driver
from our patch doesn't.
> The ralink wireless drivers for example would hopefully make the newer
> EEE PC model would out of the box. Does it make sense to enable the
> drivers in staging tree by default and bring more exposure to them
> atleast via rawhide if not in general releases?
+1 to the "I think providing hardware support in rawhide and then
removing it before release would be somewhat user-hostile." comment
IOW: Either enable or disable them. I'm unsure myself what to do but I
tend to say that disabling the whole staging drivers might be the best
for Fedora (Greg calls himself as "maintainer of crap" for a good reason).
@Davej, Cebbert and Kylem: What's your position on this?
If they are disabled completely in Fedora then I'll nevertheless
consider to create a "kmod-staging" package for RPM Fusion.
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