Closed source modules will be banned from kernel?
Bruno Wolff III
bruno at wolff.to
Tue Jul 8 15:42:14 UTC 2008
On Tue, Jul 08, 2008 at 09:34:02 -0400,
John Burton <j.c.burton at gats-inc.com> wrote:
> Hmmm... do "Open Source" modules have the same problem? Do these
> "wholesale gratuitous changes" occur during minor revision changes or
> major version changes? Major version changes in most software change the
> API, while minor revisions do not. Are the kernel modules not consistent
> with this?
Yes if there not in the mainline kernel (e.g. zaptel). If they are mainline,
then the people changing the interface will normally (based on what I read on
LWN, not looking at actual kernel updates) change the affected code.
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