Re: ipw3945 status

From: Kasper Sandberg
Date: Sun Jul 30 2006 - 12:07:52 EST

On Sun, 2006-07-30 at 11:09 -0400, Theodore Tso wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 30, 2006 at 05:00:54PM +0200, Kasper Sandberg wrote:
> > thats entirely different, if some firmware image is loaded into a card,
> > thats that, but running a userspace daemon is just entirely different,
> > what would happen if intel for some reason stopped supporting earlier
> > cards(as hardware manufactureres do after some time), and linux
> > kernel/userspace gets some change, preventing the binary daemon from
> > running? then what? we have lost.
> Um, last time I checked we could still run some *minix* binaries from
> before Linux was born, and we still can run statically linked a.out
> programs created over a decade ago. I don't think this is a serious
> objection, given that historically the Linux kernel/userspace syscall
> interface has been quite stable.
thats besides the point, i was arguing the difference between loading a
firmware image and running a binary daemon.
> Of course, I'd recomend against said driver using sysfs, but Greg K-H
> tells us that all breakagaes are the fault of buggy device drivers
> (just as supposedly all swsuspend problems are also about buggy device
> drivers), so I guess we're OK. :-)
> - Ted

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