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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/5] KERNEL: Support asynchronously-discovered boot devices, v4 (resend)
    On Fri, May 01, 2009 at 01:22:58PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
    > On Fri, 1 May 2009 09:58:03 -0700
    > David VomLehn <dvomlehn@cisco.com> wrote:
    > > Yes, we do need a good name, so we are now guaranteed to be entering
    > > the Bike Shed Zone.
    >
    > Getting the name right is important! We live with the decision daily,
    > for years.

    Please don't misunderstand; I was agreeing that we need a *good* name! And
    making the (intended to be humorous) comment about bike shedding.

    > > I've avoided making any guarantees about this, but /sbin/init is implicitly
    > > the red line. If we make this explicit, we're probably back in the vicinity
    > > of the bike shed, but this should help frame any subsequent discussion
    > > in a concrete manner.
    >
    > Well, decisions which are made here can make the difference between
    > "computer boots" and "computer doesn't boot". That ain't bikeshed
    > painting.

    Again, I agree on the importance of this. At the same time, we risk
    kickstarting an abstract and long-winded philosophical discourse on what
    the "right" choice is. It does seem as though these usually do yield,
    as a minimum, a better understanding of what we're doing, and I am all
    in favor of that.

    David VomLehn


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