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SubjectRe: ->direct_IO API change in current 2.4 BK


On Wed, 9 Jul 2003, Marc-Christian Petersen wrote:

> On Wednesday 09 July 2003 20:08, Marcelo Tosatti wrote:
>
> Hi Marcelo,
>
> > Ok, right. Well, I dont know why it doesnt happen there. Maybe not enough
> > testing?
> aehm, I'll bet -aa is tested _alot_ and also -wolk has tons of testers, but
> well, this is a different talk ;)
>
> > Anyway, I'm going to revert the NFS DIRECT IO patch because, as Christoph
> > mentioned, breaks the API.
> > I except another solution from Trond (maybe ->direct_IO2).

> I wonder why you merge such stuff then in the first place, if you agree with
> hch's opinion, that an API should not change in stable kernel series in the
> 2nd place? ... Did you temporarly forget it? ;)

No, I did not.

I applied it because, in my ignorance, I did not noticed it would break
the stable API.

I applied it because I wanted comments useful from people (Like hch and
others did).

Thank you very much for your flaming.
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