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From: Robert Love <rml@tech9.net>
To: Alan Olsen <alan@clueserver.org>
Cc: Daniel <ddickman@nyc.rr.com>,
	Linux kernel <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: obsolete code must die
Date: 13 Jun 2001 21:24:42 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <992481885.7126.0.camel@phantasy> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <Pine.LNX.4.10.10106131903190.16254-100000@clueserver.org>
In-Reply-To: <Pine.LNX.4.10.10106131903190.16254-100000@clueserver.org>

On 13 Jun 2001 19:22:38 -0700, Alan Olsen wrote:
> On Wed, 13 Jun 2001, Daniel wrote:
> <snip>
> > ISA bus, MCA bus, EISA bus
> > PCI is the defacto standard. Get rid of CONFIG_BLK_DEV_ISAPNP,
> > CONFIG_ISAPNP, etc
> 
> This I strongly disagree with.
> 
> There are alot of ISA cards still in use.  (I have a USR 56k voice/fax
> modem that still works great. How many Sound Blaster 16 cards are still
> being used? Lots, i would guess.)
> <snip>

i think we are all missing the ball here: i am happy when i see driver
support for a piece of hardware that i have _NEVER_ heard of and at most
_ONE_ person uses it.  why?  it means more stuff works in linux.  we
dont need to defend how many people use hardware X.  if you have X, good
for you.  if not, you dont care, but at least good for linux as a whole.

driver support does not effect me if i dont use said driver.

in an ideal world, my kernel is super-small (ultra-optimized code) but
the full kernel source is huge (lots of platform and driver support).

lets stop fanning the flames and let this (Microsoft-using, as Rik
pointed out) troll die off.

-- 
Robert M. Love
rml@ufl.edu
rml@tech9.net


  reply	other threads:[~2001-06-14  1:25 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 59+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
     [not found] <Pine.LNX.4.21.0106140018140.14934-100000@imladris.rielhome .conectiva>
2001-06-14  0:44 ` Daniel
2001-06-14  0:54   ` Rik van Riel
2001-06-14  0:56   ` Jaswinder Singh
2001-06-14  1:00   ` Jeff Garzik
     [not found]   ` <20010613204729.A18297@pimlott.ne.mediaone.net>
2001-06-14  1:05     ` Daniel Dickman
2001-06-14  1:09       ` Rik van Riel
2001-06-14  1:20       ` Gary E. Miller
2001-06-14  1:08   ` Colonel
2001-06-13 22:23     ` Rafael Diniz
2001-06-15 19:45       ` Eric Hancock
2001-06-14 19:00     ` Mike A. Harris
2001-06-14  1:11   ` John Chris Wren
2001-06-14  1:13   ` Claudio Martins
2001-06-14  1:23   ` Justin Guyett
2001-06-14  1:51   ` Mohammad A. Haque
2001-06-14  1:55   ` Horst von Brand
2001-06-14  3:41     ` Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo
2001-06-14  1:58   ` D. Stimits
2001-06-14  2:22   ` Alan Olsen
2001-06-14  1:24     ` Robert Love [this message]
2001-06-14  1:32       ` Colonel
2001-06-14  1:45         ` Rainer Mager
2001-06-14  2:00           ` Download process for a "split kernel" (was: obsolete code must die) David Luyer
2001-06-14  2:30             ` Jaswinder Singh
2001-06-14  7:56             ` Daniel Phillips
2001-06-14  8:34               ` Alexander Viro
2001-06-14 16:25                 ` Daniel Phillips
2001-06-14 17:21                 ` Richard Gooch
2001-06-14 12:07             ` Horst von Brand
2001-06-14 12:14               ` David Luyer
2001-06-14 12:18                 ` Rob Landley
2001-06-14  7:56           ` obsolete code must die Alan Cox
2001-06-14  9:06             ` Ghozlane Toumi
2001-06-14  9:24             ` James Sutherland
2001-06-14 14:45             ` Michael Bacarella
2001-06-15  3:58             ` Michael Peddemors
2001-06-15  4:09               ` Joel Jaeggli
2001-06-15 11:51             ` Rogier Wolff
2001-06-14  1:41     ` David Luyer
2001-06-14  2:37       ` Tom Vier
2001-06-14  8:35     ` Bohdan Vlasyuk
2001-06-14 10:25     ` Andrzej Krzysztofowicz
2001-06-14  2:31   ` James Stevenson
2001-06-14  3:24   ` Rik van Riel
2001-06-14  3:48   ` Stephen Satchell
2001-06-14  4:26     ` Rik van Riel
2001-06-14  6:31   ` Russell King
2001-06-14  6:54     ` Daniel Dickman
2001-06-14  7:12   ` L. K.
2001-06-14  8:44   ` Luigi Genoni
2001-06-14  9:55   ` Thomas Pornin
2001-06-14 15:15   ` Brad Johnson
2001-06-14 18:57   ` Mike A. Harris
2001-06-15  3:48   ` Michael Peddemors
2001-06-15 14:21     ` Horst von Brand
2001-06-14 10:22 Heusden, Folkert van
2001-06-14 13:05 ` Nils Holland
2001-06-14 14:01 Jesse Pollard
2001-06-14 17:21 ` richard

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