[CentOS-devel] How to make that CentOS support our IDE card?

Fri Feb 27 16:39:49 UTC 2009
Gianluca Sforna <giallu at gmail.com>

On Fri, Feb 27, 2009 at 1:08 PM, Karanbir Singh <mail-lists at karan.org> wrote:
> Yes, if there is no support in the mainline kernel there should be an
> effort to make that happen. However, keep in mind that the linux driver
> project guys working with the kernel.org kernel - thats something which
> wont make it into CentOS for another 3 years or so.

I am not sure this is an accurate figure because...

> I guess one option thats always available is to get the driver into
> mainline, then backport and manage just that one tree in/for CentOS.

...which is, AFAIK, what the guys working on the distribution which is
upstream for CentOS do during the first 4 years of the product

In other words, we should be now in the phase called "Production 1" here:
and I'd expect new backported drivers to be added regularly on each
kernel update, at least until March 31, 2011

Anyway, welcome back :)

Gianluca Sforna