[Ksummit-2008-discuss] Request for discussion on when to merge drivers
James.Bottomley at HansenPartnership.com
Wed Jun 18 10:34:01 PDT 2008
On Wed, 2008-06-18 at 10:15 -0700, Luck, Tony wrote:
> > Experience has shown that for most SCSI drivers, the authors tend to be
> > the people producing the hardware and without documentation, no-one else
> > can fix up anything other than obvious coding errors, so we can't put it
> > in the tree and hope someone else will fix it if they have a problem.
> Is there an opportunity for a carrot here ... a driver submitted
> *with documentation* gets a faster path into the tree?
You mean with actual how to program it information? er dunno ... never
seen one of those ...
But I suppose, theoretically, since anyone could access the
documentation to maintain it, it would be much more likely to be fixed
up in tree, yes.
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