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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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