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Linux driver chief calls out Microsoft over its driver code submission

Sep 14, 2009, 18:34 (5 Talkback[s])

"On top of chiding Microsoft for not keeping up with code development, Kroah-Hartman took the company to task for the state of its original code submission.

""Over 200 patches make up the massive cleanup effort needed to just get this code into a semi-sane kernel coding style (someone owes me a big bottle of rum for that work!)," he wrote.Kroah-Hartman says there are coding style guidelines and that Microsoft's code did not match those. "That's normal and not a big deal. It happens with a lot of companies," he said. But the large number of patches did turn out to be quite a bit of work, he noted."

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