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SubjectRe: [reiserfs-list] ReiserFS Oops (2.4.1, deterministic, symlink related)
On Fri, 2 Feb 2001, Alan Cox wrote:

> Oh I can see why Hans wants to cut down his bug reporting load. I can also
> say from experience it wont work. If you put #error in then everyone will
> mail him and complain it doesnt build, if you put #warning in nobody will
> read it and if you dont put anything in you get the odd bug report anyway.
>
> Basically you can't win and unfortunately a shrink wrap forcing the user
> to read the README file for the kernel violates the GPL ..

Oh, don't get me wrong, I fully understand that it's a lose-lose
situation. All I'm saying is that it was an incredibly bad idea to have
two compilers, one broken and one ok, identify themselves as the same
version.

Ion

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It is better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool,
than to open it and remove all doubt.

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