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SubjectRe: 2.4.2 ext2 filesystem corruption ? (was 2.4.2: What happened ?(No
On Thu, 8 Mar 2001, Alexander Viro wrote:

> Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2001 01:21:31 -0500 (EST)
> From: Alexander Viro <>
> To: Ben Greear <>
> Cc: Alan Cox <>,
> Linux Kernel <>
> Subject: Re: 2.4.2 ext2 filesystem corruption ? (was 2.4.2: What happened
> ?(No
> On Wed, 7 Mar 2001, Ben Greear wrote:
> > I see it differently: If it's possible for the driver to protect the
> > user, and it does not, then it strikes me as irresponsible programming. If
> > there is a reason other than 'only elite users are cool enough to tune
> > their system, and they never make mistakes', then that's ok, but I have
> > not heard that argument yet.
> *users* have no business changing the system configuration. End of story.
> Again, if somebody doesn't read manpages before doing stuff under root -
> no point trying to protect him. He will find a way to fsck up, no matter
> how many "safety" checks you put in.

Just curious, but do you administer any kind of network with users? Are
they all perfect? Never changing a setting? Never screwing anything
up? ... If so , then it must get boring sitting in your office all day.

According to you, I, nor any of the other millions of computer users/game
players out there, should ever do anything more then install a game and
run it. Oh wait .. ya know what? .. that involves changing system
settings too ..... darn .. ya know .. I guess I just shouldn't use a
computer at all.... -end of story

> BTW, that's the first time I've seen
> "elite" used as a term for "able to understand the meaning of words 'use
> with extreme caution'". Oh, well...

What? .... that is very, VERY, low and stupid.

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