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SubjectRe: [PATCH] delete devfs
On Wed, Jul 21, 2004 at 05:53:37PM -0400, Jesse Stockall wrote:
> On Wed, 2004-07-21 at 17:27, Greg KH wrote:
> >
> > It fixes an obviously broken chunk of code that is not maintained by
> > _anyone_. And it will clean up all device drivers a _lot_ to have this
> > gone, which will benifit everyone in the long run.
> >
>
> Agreed, but this 'broken' chunk of code is 'working' for a lot of people
> (whether or not this is due to pure luck is not the point)

Pure luck.

> > As for "right now"? Why not? I'm just embracing the new development
> > model of the kernel :)
>
> That's the point that Oliver and I raised, the "leave it till 2.7" (not
> breaking things for real world users) argument seems stronger than the
> "rip it now" (because it makes things cleaner, easier to code, etc)
> argument.

The kernel development model (the whole stable/development tree thing)
has changed based on the discussions at the kernel summit yesterday.
See lwn.net for more details. That is why I sent this patch at this
point in time.

thanks,

greg k-h
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