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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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