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SubjectRe: [RFD w/info-PATCH] device arguments from lookup, partion code


On Sun, 20 May 2001, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> > How about moratorium on new ioctls in the meanwhile? Whatever we do in
> > fs/ioctl.c, it _will_ take time.
>
> Ehh.. Telling people "don't do that" simply doesn't work. Not if they can
> do it easily anyway. Things really don't get fixed unless people have a
> certain pain-level to induce it to get fixed.

Umm... How about the following: you hit delete on patches that introduce
new ioctls, I help to provide required level of pain. Deal?

BTW, -pre4 got new bunch of ioctls. On procfs, no less.


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