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SubjectRe: 2.6.25-rc2: Reported regressions from 2.6.24
On Monday, 18 of February 2008, Jiri Slaby wrote:
> On 02/18/2008 10:49 AM, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> > * Alexey Dobriyan <> wrote:
> >
> >> Why on earth do we have CONFIG_SYSFS_DEPRECATED at all if the only
> >> sane choice for someone who tests new kernels is to always turn it on?
> >
> > seconded ...
> >
> > it's insane how inconvenient certain storage systems are to use, and
> > people get turned away with NOATBUG. ITISABUG every time user-space
> > breaks or the user has to do _anything_ to get the box working as it
> > should.
> No, user needn't to do anything. Just turn that default y option really to y
> (yes, you are right, the help text of this option is misleading...). It's like
> you turn off old acpi events option and scream that you acpi daemon doesn't work
> for instance. There are many instances of this behaviour in the kernel. And yes,
> many people don't need that option tuyrned on -- I think we need not-y testers
> too, but it might be my personal feeling.

Well, my definition of a regression from 2.6.24 is that it happens when someone
takes a .config that worked with 2.6.24, configures the kernel with that,
leaving the defaults for the options he is _asked_ _for_, and the resulting
kernel doesn't work as expected.


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