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    SubjectRe: First draft list of 2.3.x "Things to fix"
    On Wed, Jan 12, 2000 at 01:22:09PM -0500, Kristofer T. Karas wrote:
    > Sean Hunter wrote:
    > > Could someone who knows just inform us why the "new" raid stuff that I
    > > have had working on my production servers for at least 6 months isn't
    > > in the dev kernel?
    >
    > It is in the devo kernel, and it works fine in kernels up through 2.3.31 (and
    > .32?). The "problem" is that somebody made a patch which broke MD, and said patch
    > author never offered to fix their handiwork.

    I never knew that. Thanks for the info...

    > Where I work, there's an "if you break it, you fix it" mandate. (And if you can't
    > fix it, you come forward and offer those who can some help.) But that's a minority
    > opinion on L-K, where the cutting-edge emphasis puts technology several steps ahead
    > of the stable bug-fixes. I'm not complaining, mind you; the SCSI mid-level code
    > cleanups and so forth are much needed, and I'm glad they went in. But I think the
    > MD breakage has gone on long enough now that the authors of the new technology
    > should make a token effort to spruce up the fringes of their efforts.

    I agree wholeheartedly.

    Sean

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