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SubjectRe: [PATCH] 2.5.8 IDE 36
Linus Torvalds wrote:
>
> On Tue, 16 Apr 2002, Richard Gooch wrote:
>
>>What I object to is the removal of a feature that people depend on,
>>*without a replacement being made available prior to removal*. If you
>>want to remove a feature, build the replacement *first*. Don't remove
>>the feature and say "the rest of you can pick up the pieces".
>
>
> Hey, that happens all the time - look how many times VFS changes have made
> various filesystems unusable (including yours ;)

Another example from the real world: Do you always have to elect democratically
a new president, before you assult the bad dictator?


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