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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2.6.18-rc5] PCI: sort device lists breadth-first
Hi!

> I wanted to note what Martin Mares just raised in the
> thread "State of the Linux PCI Subsystem for 2.6.18-rc6":
>
> >Changing the device order in the middle of the 2.6
> >cycle doesn't sound
> >like a sane idea to me. Many people have changed their
> >systems' configuration
> >to adapt to the 2.6 ordering and this patch would break
> >their setups.
> >I have seen many such examples in my vicinity.
> >
> >I believe that not breaking existing 2.6 setups is much
> >more important
> >than keeping compatibility with 2.4 kernels, especially
> >when the problem
> >is discovered after more than 2 years after release of
> >the first 2.6.
>
>
> I'm not siding with either Martin or Matt explicitly,
> just noting that there are good arguments for both sides.

I agree with martin here. 'Lets break all the machines where people
are currently using 2.6.x, for benefit of people currently running
2.4.x' is *very* bad idea.
Pavel
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