Please don't attack strawmen. Thnx.
Posted Nov 10, 2010 22:47 UTC (Wed) by khim
In reply to: Glibc change exposing bugs
Parent article: Glibc change exposing bugs
The actual cite:
So in the kernel we have a pretty strict "no regressions" rule, and that if
people depend on interfaces we exported having side effects that weren't
intentional, we try to fix things so that they still work unless there is a
major reason not to.
Regardless, it boils down to: we know the glibc change resulted in problems for real users. We do _not_ know that it helped anything at all.
Linus is Ok with changes that break buggy programs (it happened before, it'll happen again) bit only if there are "major reason". What's the justification for this particular case?
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