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

    > 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.
    Thanks for all the (sleeping) penguins.
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