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SubjectRe: [OT?] Re: Why the DOS has many ntfs read and write driver,but the linux can't for a long time

On Mon 09-01-06 07:36:37, Randy.Dunlap wrote:
> On Mon, 9 Jan 2006, Lee Revell wrote:
>
> > On Mon, 2006-01-09 at 17:51 +0300, Yaroslav Rastrigin wrote:
> > > Hi, Lee,
> > > On 9 January 2006 16:54, you wrote:
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > > Where are the bug reports? You didn't expect these to just fix
> > > > themselves did you?
> > > Been there, done that. Bugreport about malfunctioning (due to ACPI) 3c556 in IBM ThinkPad T20 was looked at once in a few months without any progress,
> > > and I've finally lost track of it after changing hardware. In more than a year this problem wasn't solved, so I'm assuming bugreports aren't so effective.
> > > 2200BG ping and packet loss problem was reported in ipw2200-devel mailing list recently (by another user), and the only answer was
> > > "Switch to version 1.0.0" (which is tooo old and missing needed features and bugfixes, so recommentation was unacceptable). So I'm assuming addressing
> > > developers directly is not too effective either.
> > > Two other options I see are to debug/fix it by myself and try to stimulate others monetarily. First option isn't really affordable for me ,
> > > so I'm trying to research second.
> >
> > Bug reports certainly are effective, but if no one else can reproduce
> > your problem then obviously it can't be fixed.
>
> That's not a good attitude IMO. I'd bet that Linus and Andrew have fixed
> lots of bugs that they couldn't reproduce.

It makes sense for not-yet-mature stuff like ipw....
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Thanks, Sharp!
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