Re: Policy for kernel modules ?
This situation (modules which are patches to standard kernels)
can be handled with the mechanisms I proposed for multiple
architecture support on this list (which people have ignored
since). With the proposal, the module can be distributed as a source
deb file for people to compile their own kernels (only the patch
being uploaded, rather than the who gigantic source tree), and could
be distributed as prebuilt standard kernel images as well.
The proposal also covers multiple non-interfering patches,
which is really nice for people on the bleeding edge.
If I hear no objections, I shall assume that the silent
majority (unanimity?) is in favour, and shall implement the
kernel patch enhancements into kernel-package.
At West Point, the cadets had been full of bravado...But bravado was
grounded in ignorance; true courage was possible only after one
gained the visceral comprehension that death was the potential price
of valor. Rick Atkinson, _The Long Grey Line_
Manoj Srivastava <url:mailto:email@example.com>
Mobile, Alabama USA <url:http://www.datasync.com/%7Esrivasta/>
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