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    SubjectRe: udev and devfs - The final word

    On Sat, 3 Jan 2004, Andries Brouwer wrote:
    > Sure. It is not "need". It is "quality of implementation".
    > Consider NFS.

    The problems occur when there are things we _cannot_ guarantee, and that
    user space starts unnecessarily to depend on. And that ends up resulting
    in bugs waiting to happen. Bugs that many "normal" developers may never
    hit, simply because the quality of implementation ends up being so good
    that it hides the problem cases in regular usage.

    And then a high-quality implementation actually ends up being
    _detrimental_. It's hiding problems that can still happen, they just
    happen rarely enough that the bugs don't get found and fixed.

    And then the painful thing of forcing "stupid", aka "bad QoI" behaviour,
    actually ends up being the better thing in the long run.

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