Re: [GIT PATCH] char/misc patches for 3.10-rc1

From: Linus Torvalds
Date: Mon Apr 29 2013 - 14:28:48 EST

On Mon, Apr 29, 2013 at 9:21 AM, Greg KH <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Here's the big char / misc driver update for 3.10-rc1

Ugh. What the f*ck is up with stuff like this:

> drivers/ssbi/Kconfig | 16 +
> drivers/ssbi/Makefile | 1 +
> drivers/ssbi/ssbi.c | 379 ++++++++++++++

Seriously? "ssbi" is such a major driver subsystem that it needs its
own subdirectory at the top level?

We can't just go adding random single drivers at the top level. Now,
giving it a subdirectory of its own is certainly fine (there should be
more drivers that decide "I'll put my files away from others", but it
should be under drivers/misc/ or something. There's no way this is at
the same level as "networking" or "pci".

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