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Date:	Wed, 31 Jan 2007 08:18:02 -0800
From:	Martin Seidl <mseidl@...l.com>
To:	Andi Kleen <ak@...e.de>
CC:	Greg KH <greg@...ah.com>, Adrian Bunk <bunk@...sta.de>,
	Roland Dreier <rdreier@...co.com>, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: Rewriting floppy.c was Re: Free Linux Driver Development!

When you say newbie?  Do you mean coding newbie?  Or... just someone who
hasn't done a driver before?

either way I'd like to be somewhat involved in the process so I see how
things are done.

--martin

Andi Kleen wrote:
> Greg KH <greg@...ah.com> writes:
>> What?  Throw a fresh-faced newbie instantly into the tar-pit of despair
>> that floppy.c is?  Do you want everyone just to run screaming from
>> kernel development never to be seen again?
> 
> Doing a from-scratch rewrite of floppy.c only supporting new
> hardware and no obscure formats ("newfloppy.c") would be an excellent 
> newbie project imho.  This means for someone who is still pretty
> new, but wants to get their fingers wet with more complicated changes.
> 
> Then over time (old-)floppy.c could be phased out.
> 
> If anybody is interested...? (non newbies would be welcome too of course)
> 
> -Andi
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