Kill the BSP

Linux mainline is the best place for driver code. Once code is accepted upstream, we don't need to worry about it breaking as Linux moves forward. We want SoC vendors and device makers to stop supplying "BSP" and get their drivers integrated and accepted into the upstream kernel. If the driver code is not good enough for mainline, it's not good enough for us.


Paul Sherwood, Codethink



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    Benjamin Kunz, Germany

    1 year ago Comments: the process results in terribly out of date kernels and userspace, is inefficient and intransparent, and the practice of contracted "BSP" development needs to stop.
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    Peter Wintle, United States

    2 years ago Comments: I am feeling the pain right now. Please make it stop, Doctor.
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    Rob Cadena, United States

    2 years ago Comments: Agree - OEMs and Tier1s needs to insist upon this as a sourcing condition.
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