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SubjectRe: [PATCH] doc:process: remove note from 'stable api nonsense'
On Fri, 18 Jan 2019 22:58:04 +0100
Federico Vaga <> wrote:

> The link referred by the note can't be retrieved: this patch just
> remove that old note.
> Signed-off-by: Federico Vaga <>
> ---
> Documentation/process/stable-api-nonsense.rst | 3 +--
> 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 2 deletions(-)
> diff --git a/Documentation/process/stable-api-nonsense.rst b/Documentation/process/stable-api-nonsense.rst
> index 24f5aeecee91..57d95a49c096 100644
> --- a/Documentation/process/stable-api-nonsense.rst
> +++ b/Documentation/process/stable-api-nonsense.rst
> @@ -171,8 +171,7 @@ is also a rough job.
> Simple, get your kernel driver into the main kernel tree (remember we
> are talking about GPL released drivers here, if your code doesn't fall
> -under this category, good luck, you are on your own here, you leech
> -<insert link to leech comment from Andrew and Linus here>.) If your
> +under this category, good luck, you are on your own here, you leech). If your
> driver is in the tree, and a kernel interface changes, it will be fixed
> up by the person who did the kernel change in the first place. This
> ensures that your driver is always buildable, and works over time, with

I've applied this. I do wonder if the "you leech" should maybe come out
too, though. I don't think that parasitic worms are a protected class
under the CoC, but they might still suffer emotionally from being
compared to the purveyors of proprietary modules...


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