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    SubjectRe: [Devel] [PATCH] pidns: Place under CONFIG_EXPERIMENTAL (take 2)
    Andrew Morton <> writes:

    > Given that a lot of this development will hopefully happen over the next
    > two months, ...

    A lot. Various pieces are a major effort in their own right.
    Improving the kthread API so it can be used universally and
    allow removal all of the kernel_thread users.
    Reducing to an absolute minimum usage of pid_t.

    I know several of the things with signal handling had Oleg
    scratching his head.

    There is enough development there I question if the code will even be
    canidates for merging into 2.6.24.

    I can imagine an -mm tree that has everything ready to go in
    the next two months.

    >> It hurts me to even ponder what thinking makes it that
    >> CONFIG_EXPERIMENTAL isn't enough to keep a stable distro
    >> from shipping the code in their stable kernel, and locking us into
    >> trouble.
    >> With that said. I think I should just respin the patchset now and add
    >> the "depends on BROKEN".
    > it doesn't make sense to make it all dependent upon BROKEN now. Better
    > would be to make it dependant upon CONFIG_SOMETHING_ELSE now, which depends
    > upon EXPERIMENTAL and which will, around -rc6, be changed to depend upon
    > BROKEN.

    So we now have my patch which makes it depend on CONFIG_PID_NS.
    Which is what started this thread.

    > If that makes sense.


    > It's all a bit unusual and complex, but this is an exceptional set of
    > features - let's hang in there.

    Sure. One small step at a time.

    - Step One add a config option.


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