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    SubjectRe: Linux 2.6.10-ac1
    On Mon, 27 Dec 2004 14:28:53 +0000, Alan Cox <> wrote:
    > On Llu, 2004-12-27 at 01:40, Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz wrote:
    > > > Do you want to force people to disable the io-apic just because of
    > > > option removal? In my case the serialized devices are a disk and a
    > > > dvd-rw which is rarely used, so disabling the io-apic is a bad solution.
    > >
    > > No, I want them to fix the problem - whenever it is - ide or apic code. :)
    > Or hardware, or SMM ....
    > There are some very complex obscure platform specific funnies that end
    > up solved by serialize that I doubt anyone will get to the bottom of
    > before all the worlds parallel ATA drives have turned to rust (and/or
    > sand).
    > It seems the gnome desktop disease[1] is spreading to some kernel
    > people. It's all init code, its cheap and it works. Making it automated
    > in more cases is great, but you'll never stamp out the need for the
    > manual one even if its to do the debug to get the automated case right.
    > Alan
    > [1] Removing configuration features people need before (if ever)
    > providing a working alternative that is automatic.

    I use KDE. 8)

    Sigh, nothing got removed yet...
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