Yeah, restricting information is always a double edged sword - and
by locking down we are implicitly assuming that the number of
people trying to do harm is larger than the number of people trying
to help. It is probably true though - and the damage they can
inflict is becoming more and more serious (financially, legally and
socially - and, in some cases, physically) with every year of
humanity moving their lives to the 'net.
-- Ingo Molnar
Well yes. We take something which will fail occasionally and with
your patch replace it with something which will fail a bit more
often. Why don't we go all the way and do something which will
fail *even more often*. Namely, just delete the damn function in
the hope that the resulting failures will provoke the ext4 crew
into doing something sane this time?
-- Andrew Morton
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