Re: [git pull] agp patches for 2.6.28-rc1.

From: Andres Freund
Date: Sun Oct 19 2008 - 21:18:48 EST


On Monday 20 October 2008 03:04:16 Dave Airlie wrote:
> > Hm. But still, there is at least one distribution (ubuntu intrepid) which
> > will propably will ship 2.4.1 in its stable version soon (it seems
> > unlikely that they will update to an unstable version just before an
> > release). Which means, that this driver will get quite some spread...
> Intel will give the fixes to Ubuntu to roll into 2.4.x hopefully.
I opened a bugreport on their bugtracker to make them aware of the issue:

> > Is it accepted that the kernel abi breaks that radically/fast?
> The problem is this isn't a kernel ABI at all. This is two pieces of code
> which are doing the exact same thing to a piece of hardware, one from the
> kernel and one from userspace. When they disagree things break, however
> sometimes when they agree things are broken.
Hm, I understand what you are saying, but I don't see a fundamental difference
to an ABI here. But it doesn't matter anyway...


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