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SubjectRe: [RFC: 2.6.19 patch] let PCI_MULTITHREAD_PROBE depend on BROKEN
On Thu, 26 Oct 2006 18:28:38 -0700
Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> wrote:

> On Thu, 26 Oct 2006 19:20:58 -0600
> Matthew Wilcox <matthew@wil.cx> wrote:
>
> > On Fri, Oct 27, 2006 at 03:02:52AM +0200, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> > > PCI_MULTITHREAD_PROBE is an interesting feature, but in it's current
> > > state it seems to be more of a trap for users who accidentally
> > > enable it.
> > >
> > > This patch lets PCI_MULTITHREAD_PROBE depend on BROKEN for 2.6.19.
> > >
> > > The intention is to get this patch reversed in -mm as soon as it's in
> > > Linus' tree, and reverse it for 2.6.20 or 2.6.21 after the fallout of
> > > in-kernel problems PCI_MULTITHREAD_PROBE causes got fixed.
> >
> > People who enable features clearly marked as EXPERIMENTAL deserve what
> > they get, IMO.
>
> It's not the impact on "people" which is of concern - it's the impact on
> kernel developers - specifically those who spend time looking at bug
> reports :(

Either it is broken and should be removed, or is barely working and
should be fixed. If Greg wants to take bug reports then it can stay.
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