Question about Kernels

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Question about Kernels

Post by JerryF » Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:13 pm

I have seen and read that the more recent kernels drop drivers for some older hardware. Why is this?

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Re: Question about Kernels

Post by deepakdeshp » Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:22 pm

Here is a good discussion about the topic.
https://www.quora.com/Does-the-Linux-ke ... d-hardware
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Re: Question about Kernels

Post by JerryF » Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:51 pm

Thanks for that link!
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Re: Question about Kernels

Post by deepakdeshp » Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:42 pm

You are welcome.
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Re: Question about Kernels

Post by rene » Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:26 pm

JerryF wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:13 pm
I have seen and read that the more recent kernels drop drivers for some older hardware.
It's really not all that bad...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NE1000
https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/ke ... =v4.19-rc4

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Re: Question about Kernels

Post by JerryF » Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:31 pm

Thanks for those rene. :wink:

It's a little over my head. :shock:
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Re: Question about Kernels

Post by rene » Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:39 pm

JerryF wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:31 pm
It's a little over my head. :shock:
T'was funny. I was pointing out that a driver for an ethernet card from 1987 was being distributed with the current Linux kernel...

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Re: Question about Kernels

Post by JerryF » Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:41 pm

Ah, thank you. That I understood. :lol:
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