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    SubjectRe: [RFC] Add kernel<->userspace ABI stability documentation
    Greg KH writes:


    > +
    > + stable/
    > + This directory documents the interfaces that have determined to
    > + be stable. Userspace programs are free to use these interfaces
    > + with no restrictions, and backward compatibility for them will
    > + be guaranteed for at least 2 years. Most simple interfaces
    > + (like syscalls) are expected to never change and always be
    > + available.

    What about separating "stable" ("guaranteed for at least 2 years") and
    "standard" (core unix interface is not going to change ever)?

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