Re: Bug in 1.2.13 firewall?

Dennis (dennis@etinc.com)
Thu, 13 Jun 1996 18:53:32 -0400


>> so I am stumped. I would switch to 2.0 but this particular system has an ET
>> card in it which does not support newer kernels nor do they provide source
>> to fix the driver yourself.
>
>Grin.

Hey. Give me a kernel that works and we'll do a port ......

>
>> ******
>> I really wish Linus would not allow modules
>> without source to be used with Linux. his would have forced our client to
>> buy a different card and save me a big headache. If they have secrets
they can
>> put them in an eeprom on their card!.

I love this! No stable new kernel for over a year and you're blaming the
board vendor
because you don't have source......The card isnt the problem, the problem is
that there
is no stable kernel that has the features you want. Dont blame the board
vendor for that
one. We have always promptly supported the releases...its just been soooo
long that
you dont remember.

>> ******
>
>Your customer will figure out in time that binary only drivers were a dumb
>thing to buy ;)

or than Linux was the wrong O/S :-)

BTW:

a v2.0.0 port is underway....it runs fine but we still have to untangle all this
skbuf crap.....unfortunately it doesnt look much better in 2.0 :(

I always hated mbufs but they look mighty nice now!

Dennis
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