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

On Mon, 2 Sep 2002, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> 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.

dep_bool ' New mountalike partitioning code' CONFIG_PARTMOUNTING CONFIG_EXPERIMENTAL CONFIG_WHATEVER

Or, since we're talking about the future:

<bool name="PARTMOUNTING">
<title>
New mount-alike partitioning code
</title>
<dep name="EXPERIMENTAL" sense="include" />
<dep name="WHATEVER" sense="exclude" />
</bool>

See? New Deal is for the ones that were annoyed by the old one.

Thunder
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