Re: RFC: [2.6 patch] small IPMI cleanup

From: Adrian Bunk
Date: Mon Nov 08 2004 - 16:21:45 EST

On Mon, Nov 08, 2004 at 12:23:59PM -0600, Corey Minyard wrote:
> Adrian Bunk wrote:
> >>these functions that are perhaps not in the kernel yet (and perhaps
> >>never make it into the mainstream kernel). Some of the statics do need
> >>to be cleaned up, though.
> >>
> >>
> >
> >Why shouldn't they make it into the mainstream kernel?
> >
> >
> Sometimes people create specific tools that only support a specific type
> of board. I'm not sure every single thing written to go into the kernel

Check the MIPS port how many different evaluation boards it supports.
AFAIK there's not a strict minimum of production units until some code
is allowed to enter the kernel.

> should be included i nthe mainstream kernel. It's a hard call, but if
> it for some very specific thing then the vendor may not be interested in
> doing this.

In this case, I don't see a reason for hooks in the main kernel to
support such functionality.

> -Corey



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