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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] fs: Restore files_lock and set_fs_root exports
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    Christoph Hellwig wrote:
    > On Thu, Jan 06, 2005 at 04:29:28PM -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:
    >
    >>Fine. Completely agree. Sometimes people do need to be forced to make
    >>such changes - I don't think anyone would disagree with that.
    >>
    >>What's under discussion here is "how to do it". Do we just remove things
    >>when we notice them, or do we give (say) 12 months notice?
    >
    >
    > Remove when we notice with a short (measured in weeks) period where that
    > removal happens only in -mm. It's a price people have to pay for not
    > submitting their code upstream.

    Not everyone has cycles to follow to -mm.

    I'd much rather see deprecation warnings in mainline releases for at
    least one if not two releases.

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    Mike Waychison
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