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SubjectRe: starting with 2.7
On Tue, Jan 04, 2005 at 06:46:49AM +0100, Willy Tarreau wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 03, 2005 at 10:14:42PM +0000, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> > > Gosh! I bought an ATI video card, I bought a VMware license, etc.... I
> > > want to keep using them. Changing a "stable" kernel will continuously
> > > annoy users and vendors.
> >
> > So buy some Operating System that supports the propritary software of
> > your choice but stop annoying us.
>
> That's what he did. But it was not written in the notice that it could stop
> working at any time :-)

Do you want a long list of message-IDs going way, way back? Ones of Linus'
postings saying that there never had been any promise whatsoever of in-kernel
interfaces staying unchanged...

For fsck sake, people, give it a rest already. 3rd-party kernel modules
are and had always been responsibility of their maintainers, regardless
of licensing, commercial status, etc. Exported functions and data structures
can and do change; doing out-of-tree development means taking a calculated
risk and being ready to follow these changes.

So yes, it *had* been written. Many times. In details. With feeling.
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