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    SubjectRe: autofs patch in 2.0.31?
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    Followup to:  <Pine.LNX.3.96.970819142442.20919j-100000@mercator.cs.kuleuven.ac.be>
    By author: Geert Uytterhoeven <Geert.Uytterhoeven@cs.kuleuven.ac.be>
    In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
    >
    > On Tue, 19 Aug 1997, Steven N. Hirsch wrote:
    > > Linus,
    > >
    > > Any reason why support for hpa's autofs cannot be included in the eventual
    > > release of 2.0.31?
    >
    > Because it's a new feature and not a bug fix?
    >

    True, but it is an "inert" new feature, meaning that if you don't
    compile it in, it won't affect you. The only modifications outside
    the autofs proper that I had to do in 2.0.2x/2.0.30 were a few minor
    bug fixes, such as __fput not being exported to modules. Those *are*
    bug fixes, and should be included anyway. Even if Linus chooses
    against including the autofs source in 2.0.31, it should be possible
    to make a kernel module by simply doing "make kernel" in the autofs
    distribution, without having to deal with kernel patches.

    -hpa
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