Re: [git pull] drm request 3

From: Linus Torvalds
Date: Thu Mar 04 2010 - 13:46:14 EST

On Thu, 4 Mar 2010, Jesse Barnes wrote:
> Whoa, so breaking ABI in staging drivers isn't ok? Lots of other
> staging drivers are shipped by distros with compatible userspaces, but I
> thought the whole point of staging was to fix up ABIs before they
> became mainstream and had backwards compat guarantees, meaning that
> breakage was to be expected?

If the staging driver isn't in common use, who cares?

But this is a major driver, used by a major subsystem in a major

It's not like Fedora-12 is some odd case. And it's not like nVidia
graphics is unusual.

Face it, nouveau is "staging" only in name.

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