[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]

Re: nvidia



Robert P. J. Day wrote:

The difference is that closed source OS's rarely change their
driver interfaces, so it would be extremely unusual for something
that already works and I have put into production to suddenly fail
due to an update.
I find this an astonishing assertion. Surely the Linux kernel
interface changes reasonably often?

um ... no.  the kernel *internal* interfaces may change, but the
interface that is presented to the outside world is very stable.

http://lxr.linux.no/source/Documentation/stable_api_nonsense.txt


That's fine if you believe that the linux kernel will always include every device driver, filesystem, and feature you'll ever want. Don't ask me to join you in that leap of faith (or arrogance, or whatever it is that makes you think interoperability is unnecessary). Even if deprive yourself of devices not handled by Linux drivers, vmware is just too handy to avoid.

--
  Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell gmail com


[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]