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SubjectRe: Kernel interface changes (was Re: cdrecord problems on
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In a recent message, Alan Cox said:

> If you want to make this work even better run a lot of 2.0 binaries on 2.2,
> check they all still work. If not find out why. Similarly people should be

I don't understand why Linux is taking so much flack here. Going from 2.0
to 2.2 is a MAJOR CHANGE. Hell, even Solaris 2.4 programs don't run properly
under Solaris 2.6 (and not even under 2.5.1 - try out the Lotus Notes 4.0
client, for example).

Even with the ..x patches, the user has a choice; backwards compatibility with
BUGS, or a bugless mode with the possibility of an unfortunate binary side
effect. Heh, Alan, for each of your patches have a kernel compile configuration
option "enable XYZ bug mode for compatibility" :-)

And anyway, this isn't linux-scsi related...

rgds
Stephen

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