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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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