Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 13th May 2005 07:20 UTC
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris Sun Microsystems has delayed the release of two major features the company has trumpeted as reasons to try its latest version of the Solaris operating system. Eric Schrock, a Solaris kernel programmer, said on his blog in April that he's "completely redesigning the ZFS commands from the ground up" after finding some deficiencies.
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by Shaman on Sun 15th May 2005 02:36 UTC

Since you agree with me, I'm struggling to understand how what I said was FUD. The kernel developers do, in fact, regularly break proprietary drivers (think ATI and nVidia) with changes to the kernel without any apologies.

And they want it that way. Because those drivers do taint the kernel and an inattentive vendor will cause problems for end-users by not updating drivers. What they want, as you point out, is vendors to put their code in the kernel tree.

I'll never entirely understand why hardware vendors wouldn't want the kernel developers to do the majority of their work for them. Because that's what they get, if they provide specs and example code to the kernel devs.