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From: Greg KH <>
To: Shawn Bohrer <>
Cc: David Schleef <>,
	Frank Mori Hess <>,
	Ian Abbott <>,, Wolfgang Beiter <>,
	Guenter Gebhardt <>
Subject: Re: staging: me4000 and relation to other data acquisition devices
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2008 09:34:56 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20081028154918.GA5630@mediacenter>

On Tue, Oct 28, 2008 at 10:49:18AM -0500, Shawn Bohrer wrote:
> I have some questions about the user-kernel interface of the me4000
> driver.  From my looking through the code it seems specific to the
> me4000 hardware which does concern me since there are hundreds of
> different data acquisition devices from many different vendors.  In my
> opinion it would beneficial if at the very least all of these devices
> shared a common device interface.

I totally agree.

The me4000's user interface is not "set in stone" and needs to be fixed
up in order to move into the main kernel tree.

> Additionally there is the out of tree Comedi project:
> Which supports this hardware, and many more, with a generic device
> interface.  There may be other reason not to merge Comedi (I know they
> have a desire to maintain support of their RT support), but I can't help
> but feel that merging the me4000 driver without thinking about the
> hundreds of other devices out there is a mistake.

I would love to get comedi into the kernel tree.  People have talked
about it for years now, is it time for me to just take a snapshot and
place it in drivers/staging/ for everyone to then work on cleaning up


greg k-h

  reply	other threads:[~2008-10-28 16:57 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 18+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-10-28 15:49 Shawn Bohrer
2008-10-28 16:34 ` Greg KH [this message]
2008-10-28 17:33   ` Randy Dunlap
2008-10-28 18:14     ` Greg KH
2008-10-29 15:12       ` Wolfgang Beiter
2008-10-30  0:02         ` Greg KH
2008-10-29 18:57       ` Moritz Muehlenhoff
2008-10-30  0:37         ` J.R. Mauro
2008-10-30  0:46           ` Richard Holden
2008-10-30  1:42           ` Greg KH
2008-10-30 14:25             ` J.R. Mauro
2008-10-30 15:23               ` Greg KH
2008-10-30 15:42                 ` J.R. Mauro
2008-10-31 15:00                   ` Greg KH
2008-10-31 15:10                     ` J.R. Mauro
2008-10-30  1:43         ` Greg KH
2008-10-29 17:37   ` Shawn Bohrer
2008-10-30  0:04     ` Greg KH

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