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debugfs: rules not welcome

debugfs: rules not welcome

Posted Mar 3, 2011 15:53 UTC (Thu) by mikachu (guest, #5333)
Parent article: debugfs: rules not welcome

"Moving interfaces requires possibly cleaning them up, making a stronger commitment to ABI compatibility going forward and, importantly, breaking tools which depend on the current location of those interfaces."

There is something incredibly oxymoronic about not wanting to move an interface for fear of breaking ABI compatibility for fear of not being able to break ABI compatilibity.

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debugfs: rules not welcome

Posted Mar 5, 2011 1:35 UTC (Sat) by foom (subscriber, #14868) [Link]

Hah, I missed that sentence the first time I read the article. But that's indeed quite hilarious that "breaking tools" is a reason given to not want to move the files from a location that's supposedly "anything goes" with no ABI compatibility rules. :)

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