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On Wed, Dec 19, 2001 at 09:01:59AM -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Wed, 19 Dec 2001, Daniel Phillips wrote:
> >
> > It's AIO we're talking about, right? AIO is interesting to quite a few
> > people. I'd read the thread. I'd also read any background material that Ben
> > would be so kind as to supply.
> Case closed.
> Dan didn't even _know_ of the patches.

He doesn't read l-k apparently.

> Ben: end of discussion. I will _not_ apply any patches for aio if they
> aren't openly discussed. We're not microsoft, and we're not Sun. We're
> "Open Source", not "cram things down peoples throat and spring new
> features on them as a fait accompli".

Discuss them then to your heart's content. I've posted announcements to
both l-k and linux-aio which are both on if you're
too lazy to get your IS to add a new list yo the internal news gateway.

> The ghost of "binary compatibility" is not an issue - if Ben or anytbody
> else finds a flaw with the design, it's a hell of a lot better to have
> that flaw fixed _before_ it's part of my kernel rather than afterwards.

Thanks for the useful feedback on the userland interface then. Evidently
nobody cares within the community about improving functionality on a
reasonable timescale. If this doesn't change soon, Linux is doomed.

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