timerfd() and system call review
Posted Aug 14, 2007 18:49 UTC (Tue) by bronson
Parent article: timerfd() and system call review
> it is seen as a way of avoid proper thought ahead of merging a new API into the kernel.
The problem with this is that no amount of proper thinking will shake out everything. Comprehensive documentation goes a long way, certainly, but some problems will only come to light once people actually start using an interface.
The kernel team is really good at following convention and knocking bad patches down; I don't see any reason to believe that a beta period would turn into a crutch to avoid proper thinking. Are there any other reasons a beta period would be bad? It just seems like common sense to me!
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