Linux kernel 2.6.23 to have stable userspace driver APIJul 23, 2007, 15:00 (4 Talkback[s])
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"The background motivation for the inclusion of such a stable API comes form the embedded world: there embedded drivers are often closed source and just developed for a single kernel version and are not maintained over time. Using the new API these drivers could be used for a longer time."