Our actions of today
Posted Dec 7, 2012 23:24 UTC (Fri) by man_ls
In reply to: Gotta love "notwithstanding"
Parent article: A FALLOC_FL_NO_HIDE_STALE followup
The problem I see is that the next time that Nvidia or some other out-of-tree proprietary developer asks for some flag to be reserved for their own use, they can point to FALLOC_FL_NO_HIDE_STALE and say that they just want the same harmless favor: a teeny tiny flag to be reserved so that no one stomps over their nice proprietary code that solves their own situation and is of no use (or actively harmful) to anyone else, so that "it is easier and safer for someone out there to use Linux".
Probably Linus will say "get lost" and it will not matter a bit, so perhaps there is really no problem.
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