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    Default Linux 2.6.32-rc4 Brings A Huge, Bloated Driver

    Phoronix: Linux 2.6.32-rc4 Brings A Huge, Bloated Driver

    As another Sunday release, Linus has made the Linux 2.6.32-rc4 kernel release. 60% of the patch for this release is the result of the addition of a single new SCSI FC driver...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=NzYwMg

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    Worth noting from on the DRM side is that the ATI kernel mode-setting improvements talked about a few days ago were merged into this release candidate for Linux 2.6.32.
    Cool!

    I tried the Fedora 12 nightly build live cd, and it is so cool to see KMS in action.

    http://alt.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt...poses/desktop/

    On my Radeon 3200, it goes into KMS within a second after boot.

    And for those following the artwork in Fedora: For the first time ever, the graphics and artwork is beautiful.

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    Linus refers to this SCSI driver as being "huge and bloated", but he has vowed not to merge "drivers-from-hell" anymore.
    Does that mean it's huge and bloated because it deals with all possible things that could go wrong? Or, it is a driver from hell, but got merged anyway.

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    It's time the kernel separates drivers/optional subsystems and core. Oh wait, that would require stable APIs, wouldn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by greg View Post
    It's time the kernel separates drivers/optional subsystems and core. Oh wait, that would require stable APIs, wouldn't it?
    But they don't need to return to user space I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greg View Post
    It's time the kernel separates drivers/optional subsystems and core. Oh wait, that would require stable APIs, wouldn't it?
    What for? You don't have unused things loaded. Stable API is piece of 'bull'.

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    Stable API is piece of 'bull'.
    I'm so tired of the FUD Greg KH is spreading.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greg View Post
    I'm so tired of the FUD Greg KH is spreading.
    Or other people

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    Quote Originally Posted by greg View Post
    I'm so tired of the FUD Greg KH is spreading.
    And Linus. Man, if that guy thinks a stable API is so bad, why doesn't he just go write his own operating system!


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    Quote Originally Posted by krazy View Post
    And Linus. Man, if that guy thinks a stable API is so bad, why doesn't he just go write his own operating system!

    Who? Linus or Greg KH? Maybe you meant unstable API? :>

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