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From: "Ahmed S. Darwish" <darwish.07@gmail.com>
To: Daniel Rodrick <daniel.rodrick@gmail.com>
Cc: kernelnewbies <kernelnewbies@nl.linux.org>,
	Linux Newbie <linux-newbie@vger.kernel.org>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: after effects of a kernel API change
Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2007 07:10:26 +0200
Message-ID: <20070118051026.GA29695@Ahmed> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <292693080701172015n736a269fl6945ba4fe19d8174@mail.gmail.com>

On Thu, Jan 18, 2007 at 09:45:04AM +0530, Daniel Rodrick wrote:
> Hi list,
> 
> Whenever there is a change in the kernel API (or a new API is
> introduced), all of the drivers that use the older API need to be
> changed (or recommended to be changed). I believe it is the
> responsibility of the person changing the kernel API, to change all
> the drivers that have found their way into the kernel code?
> 
> How does this happen? Because the person who brought the change in the
> API might not know the internals of all the drivers?
> 
> Is there any way volunteers like me can help in this exercise?

See the /APIchanges in the Kernel Janitors TODO list
http://kernelnewbies.org/KernelJanitors/Todo

Also: Documentation/stable_api_nonsense.txt

-- 
Ahmed S. Darwish
http://darwish-07.blogspot.com

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Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-01-18  4:15 Daniel Rodrick
2007-01-18  5:04 ` Greg KH
2007-01-18  5:10 ` Ahmed S. Darwish [this message]
2007-01-18  5:35   ` Rajat Jain
2007-01-18  7:47     ` Eric W. Biederman
2007-01-18  9:44     ` Ahmed S. Darwish

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