[arch-dev-public] Worthless out of tree kernel modules

Pierre Schmitz pierre at archlinux.de
Wed Feb 15 00:54:16 EST 2012

Am 15.02.2012 01:20, schrieb Dan McGee:
> Guys,
> Why on earth are we maintaining any of the following?
> * fcpci- pkgrel of 66
> * fcpcmcia- pkgrel of 62
> * slmodem- pkgrel of 62, not even available for x86_64
> Frankly, if these can't make the cut to land in the kernel tree after
> 10 years, we are wasting our time packaging them. Might as well safe
> the kernel packagers some headaches.
> -Dan

They cannot land in the kernel because they are proprietary. Afaik
there are people working on a free driver for the fritz cards which will
also support capi; so these drivers might be replaceable by open source
ones some day.

Pierre Schmitz, http://pierre-schmitz.com

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