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SubjectRe: disk-destroyer.c
On Sat, 22 Jul 2000, Khimenko Victor wrote:

> In <Pine.LNX.4.10.10007212148400.4130-100000@dax.joh.cam.ac.uk> James Sutherland (jas88@cam.ac.uk) wrote:
> > On Fri, 21 Jul 2000, Andre Hedrick wrote:
>
> >> On Fri, 21 Jul 2000, Dan Hollis wrote:
> >>
> >> > On Fri, 21 Jul 2000, James Sutherland wrote:
> >>
> >> I used a bad word of choice. I can not DISKTOBRICK.
> >> But can genrate code that will attempt and may have success.
> >> Regardless do you want access to such attempts available in the kernel?
> >> Unchecked?
>
> > Let's make it a config option (CONFIG_SELFDESTRUCTBUTTON), release it in
> > 2.4.0, then see how many people enable it. That should clear this argument
> > up :-)
>
> It will not. You can not find truth by voting. Few years ago (less then 1000)
> most peoples were sure that Earth is flat, for example.

I wouldn't put "not enabling self-destruct" in that category, though. You
might want a self-destruct facility on your machine - that's fine. Just do
NOT try to get it (kept) in the kernel for other people to hurt themselves
with.


James.


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