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SubjectRe: PATCH - change to blkdev->queue calling triggers BUG in md.c

On Mon, 2 Sep 2002 Andries.Brouwer@cwi.nl wrote:
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> Compare it with mounting.

NO.

The point about backwards compatibility is that things WORK.

There's no point in comparing things to how you _want_ them to work. The
only thing that matters for bckwards compatibility is how they work
_today_.

And your suggestion would break every single installation out there. Not
"maybe a few". Every single one.

(yeah, you could find some NFS-only setup that doesn't break. Big deal).

And backwards compatibility is extremely important.

Linus

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