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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/7] ide: locking improvements
Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz wrote:
> The work has already been done and it is a wortwhile work. The risk is
> quite low (this is the statement based on rather deep understanding of
> IDE subsystem, the complete audit of all code-paths affected and all the
> testing experiences from Scalex86/me).
>
> Moreover the patch won't be merged after few months of extra testing.
>
> I feel that you still keep on questioning the point of improving IDE
> and insist on putting it into "bug-fixes only" mode. If this is really
> the case I'm completely uninterested in discussing it any further.

What, exactly, is the point of making more than bug-fix-only changes to
the IDE code today, when we have libata around which is a much better
code base to work from? I'm afraid it still escapes me. I don't mean to
denigrate the work that you and other people working on IDE are doing,
but can't help but think there would be more productive outlets for it..


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