Re: [git pull] drm request 3

From: Mike Galbraith
Date: Fri Mar 05 2010 - 09:46:52 EST

On Fri, 2010-03-05 at 06:37 -0800, David Miller wrote:
> From: Alan Cox <alan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Date: Fri, 5 Mar 2010 12:38:34 +0000
> >> The conclusion is crystal clear, breaking an ABI via a "flag day"
> >> cleanup/feature/etc is:
> >
> > Ingo go read the staging Kconfig. It's crystal clear, and lots of vendor
> > junk that is in there being cleaned up it would be *insane* to keep their
> > old APIs
> >
> > See there's a bigger offence than breaking an ABI - its called not RTFM.
> All of this RTFM and what directory the noveau driver is sitting in is
> entirely irrelevant Alan.
> If it effects such a large number of people, which this noveau thing
> does, it's entirely relevant to everyone. And the way it's breaking
> and making kernel development difficult for so many people matters to
> us.
> It's about the tester base, and this breakage shrinks the tester base
> considerably.
> Or do you want the kernel tested by less people?

On the bright side, all this hubbub sends a very positive message to the
noveau development crew. Folks, your work is important. I'd be proud
as a peacock :)


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