Catching up on stuff...
Things have been pretty quiet with the code lately. I've been playing with the ACPI version of the driver on a machine in the lab at work, and it is almost working properly... At least until the next ACPI update comes along and changes everything again :)
Made a new release of pcihpview this time making .rpm packages up to try to relieve all of the questions I had to answer about building the program from the tarball.
More tiny fixes all the time. I want to sync up with all of the USB changes in the -dj kernel, so will attempt to get that finished tonight.
Been having quite a run of articles published lately:
Hopefully they help people out.
- How the PCI Hot Plug Driver Filesystem Works is in the May 2002 issue of Linux Journal.
- Writing Portable Device Drivers is in the May/June 2002 issue of Embedded Linux Journal.
OLS looks to be a lot of fun this year. My talk is on the first day, so it will be nice to get it over and have fun going to the other talks. It looks like there are a lot of very good papers being presented.Misplaced anger
In working on syncing up the USB code in the -dj kernel into the latest 2.5 tree, I ran across this rant about the use of EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL() in the kernel tree. As the first person who used this macro, I don't have much sympathy.
Also pay attention to the last sentence of the second to last paragraph of that page, I think that says it all :)