Board efforts: scope, concept, and permission?
kevin.kofler at chello.at
Thu Feb 4 08:15:14 UTC 2010
Dave Airlie wrote:
> What happens if we rebuild the kernel and one of the sub-modules doesn't
> get rebuilt and the maintainer goes awol? or it needs major rework to
> get built. Clearly you've never actually read any of the reasoning
> behind why we do this.
This can also happen with any other API change.
Ideally, someone would just get the module to build. (While sometimes major
rework is indeed required, in most cases it's just a matter of finding out
what changed and monkeying the change in the third-party module, which is
something most provenpackagers should be able to do. I'd certainly help
getting things to build if I'm not extremely busy with other stuff.) If not,
I guess we have no other choice than dropping support for the module with
the new kernel.
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