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SubjectRe: [PATCH AUTOSEL for 4.14 015/161] printk: Add console owner and waiter logic to load balance console writes
On Mon, 16 Apr 2018, Sasha Levin wrote:

> So if a user is operating a nuclear power plant, and has 2 leds: green
> one that says "All OK!" and a red one saying "NUCLEAR MELTDOWN!", and
> once in a blue moon a race condition is causing the red one to go on and
> cause panic in the little province he lives in, we should tell that user
> to fuck off?
>
> LEDs may not be critical for you, but they can be critical for someone
> else. Think of all the different users we have and the wildly different
> ways they use the kernel.

I am pretty sure that for almost every fix there is a person on a planet
that'd rate it "critical". We can't really use this as an argument for
inclusion of code into -stable, as that'd mean that -stable and Linus'
tree would have to be basically the same.

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Jiri Kosina
SUSE Labs

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