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SubjectRe: 2.6.16-rc4: known regressions
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On Wed, 2006-02-22 at 16:35 +0000, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 22, 2006 at 11:18:22AM -0500, David Zeuthen wrote:
> > For just one example of API breaking see
> > https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=175998
> >
> > This breaks stuff for end users in a stable distribution. Not good.
>
> That's not an API breakage. The API is left untouched, the driver
> now just reports the attached device as what it is.

ABI then, whatever..

> If HAL wasn't
> a piece of cargo-cult programming crap

We love you too Christoph.

> you'd see in the relevant
> standards what scsi device types exist, or even better stop relying
> on such low-level knowledge.

Then don't export it unless it's useful. You did break ABI, don't try to
make up stupid excuses.

> It's a disk if sd_mod attaches to it
> is a much better rule than relying on lowlevel SAM details.

That's another way to do it.

David


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