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SubjectRe: [git pull] drm request 3
From: Alan Cox <>
Date: Fri, 5 Mar 2010 12:38:34 +0000

>> The conclusion is crystal clear, breaking an ABI via a "flag day"
>> cleanup/feature/etc is:
> Ingo go read the staging Kconfig. It's crystal clear, and lots of vendor
> junk that is in there being cleaned up it would be *insane* to keep their
> old APIs
> See there's a bigger offence than breaking an ABI - its called not RTFM.

All of this RTFM and what directory the noveau driver is sitting in is
entirely irrelevant Alan.

If it effects such a large number of people, which this noveau thing
does, it's entirely relevant to everyone. And the way it's breaking
and making kernel development difficult for so many people matters to

It's about the tester base, and this breakage shrinks the tester base

Or do you want the kernel tested by less people?

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