[linux-audio-dev] Getting out of the software game

Vince Werber ka1iic at prexar.com
Wed Mar 14 17:37:22 UTC 2007

In some cases the binaries will cause the system to become unstable.  I 
learned that quickly from using a binary for Lucent some time back...  It 
became quite problematic and since then I refuse to deal with a tainted 
kernel for any reason...

Just my opinion...  that and a couple of bucks might buy a cup of 
coffee...  :-)

Have a good day and a better tomorrow!


On Wed, 14 Mar 2007, Christian Schoenebeck wrote:

> Am Mittwoch, 14. März 2007 15:21 schrieb Lee Revell:
>> Binary drivers make the kernel impossible to debug,
> That's an exaggerated statement. I would accept "harder" though. ;)
>> and if the kernel
>> devs created such a DBI, vendors would stop releasing open source
>> drivers and pretty soon Linux would be no more stable than Windows.
>> Why should Linux sacrifice stability just so vendors can keep their
>> hardware interfaces secret?
> Not Linux' stability might suffer, but what you fear is that its reputation
> could do.
> CU
> Christian

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