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SubjectRe: Kernel interface changes (was Re: cdrecord problems on
Khimenko Victor <> writes:

> Why you must rebuild 1000's of client machines ? You should compile kernel
> anyway to make upgrade -- why not compile all needed modules as well ????

Because they don't have the source for those modules -- the company
that created them have the source.

> Unfortunatelly not. I'm could kill ANY WindowsNT system without Admin or
> even Power User access just by doing some nasty things with DDE. Why it's
> not fixed ? "Oh, this will break so many programs..."

So, change it during the development cycle; Linux 2.1 is the perfect
time for things like that. However, once 2.2 is released, hold it and
wait until 2.3.

Derek Atkins, SB '93 MIT EE, SM '95 MIT Media Laboratory
Member, MIT Student Information Processing Board (SIPB)
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