|From:||Linus Torvalds <torvalds-AT-osdl.org>|
|To:||Alan Cox <alan-AT-lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk>|
|Subject:||Re: [PATCH] fs: Restore files_lock and set_fs_root exports|
|Date:||Thu, 6 Jan 2005 16:24:58 -0800 (PST)|
|Cc:||Andrew Morton <akpm-AT-osdl.org>, Al Viro <viro-AT-parcelfarce.linux.theplanet.co.uk>, paulmck-AT-us.ibm.com, arjan-AT-infradead.org, 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, markv-AT-us.ibm.com, greghk-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 it > > all that much, but I don't think we should break existing modules unless we > > 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". Linus
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