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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] Move block format drivers to new directory 'bdr

From: Jamie Lokier
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] Move block format drivers to new directory 'bdrv'
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2009 14:52:00 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

Kevin Wolf wrote:
> We should be careful not to put each file into its own directory. A 
> layout is good if it helps me to find the right file more quickly. If I 
> have the same problem finding the right directory (or just having to 
> change the working directory all the time) afterwards, I think it's not 
> worth the effort.

The way Linux dealt with this is long ago there were only a few
directories in drivers/ and a few top-level directories.  Block
devices went in drivers/block/, most other devices in drivers/char,
and there were only a few top-level directories.

That went on for many years.  Then as the number of drivers and kernel
subsystems grew too big, they added more and more specialised
directories.  Now we have a lot of directories under drivers/, and a
few more at the top level.

With GIT handling renames, adding more directories in future as needed
and moving things into them might be quite straightforward, I'm not

-- Jamie

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