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On Wed, 1 Jul 2009 08:55:58 pm Alan Cox wrote:
> > I'd actually prefer to see the code ripped out and no config option
> > available; it would the clearest avoidance case possible.
> What about the free world - why should we suffer because Americans have
> a broken patent system ? That just leads to a Farenheit 451 model where
> the kernel sources end up containing no code, text or image that can
> offend, harm or be found wanting in any possible legal jurisdiction.

We put in workarounds for broken hardware, even though we rightfully dislike
it. Similarly, in this case a minor change prevents a real problem
experienced by our users (yes, I know we only have one public bug report).

It's bad. Yes, let's bitch about it. And workaround it anyway.

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