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    SubjectRe: [Devel] [PATCH] pidns: Place under CONFIG_EXPERIMENTAL (take 2)
    On Fri, Oct 26, 2007 at 10:40:12PM -0600, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
    > Adrian Bunk <> writes:
    > > There isn't any hard semantics behind what is marked EXPERIMENTAL and
    > > what not. In it's current state, we could even consider removing the
    > > EXPERIMENTAL option and all dependencies on EXPERIMENTAL.
    > Well I do know at least some of the things that depend on experimental
    > are legitimate.
    > I wonder if the problem is that we don't police experimental well
    > enough.
    > > Currently CONFIG_EXPERIMENTAL=n would cost a distribution a three digit
    > > number of device drivers plus several features like e.g. NFSv4.
    > I can see a distribution carefully cherry picking things, that the
    > have an intimate knowledge about out of experimental but it doesn't
    > sound right for taking things out of EXPERIMENTAL to be routine.
    > I know I'm a little slow about getting around to it but when ever I
    > have a feature that isn't EXPERIMENTAL anymore I remove the tag.

    Part of the picture might be that code that was included into the kernel
    usually is in a state that it works at least most time for most of the

    And when you think about distributions, it's hard to imagine why a
    distribution should not enable more or less all EXPERIMENTAL device
    drivers - an EXPERIMENTAL driver is much better than no driver for this
    hardware at all.

    > Eric



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