|| ||Linus Torvalds <torvalds-AT-osdl.org>|
|| ||Alan Cox <alan-AT-lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk>|
|| ||Re: [PATCH] fs: Restore files_lock and set_fs_root exports|
|| ||Thu, 6 Jan 2005 16:24:58 -0800 (PST)|
|| ||Andrew Morton <akpm-AT-osdl.org>,
Al Viro <viro-AT-parcelfarce.linux.theplanet.co.uk>,
Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel-AT-vger.kernel.org>,
jtk-AT-us.ibm.com, wtaber-AT-us.ibm.com, pbadari-AT-us.ibm.com,
On Thu, 6 Jan 2005, Alan Cox wrote:
> On Iau, 2005-01-06 at 23:26, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > I think the exports should be restored. So does Linus ("Not that I like
> > all that much, but I don't think we should break existing modules unless
> > have a very specific reason to break just those modules.").
> What happens when the feature is just not (ab)usable in the way proposed ?
At that point there is a specific _reason_ to break it, aka "that function
simply doesn't exist any more".
I'm known for happily breaking binary modules, but I think we should do it
only if we have a reason _other_ than "let's break a module".
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