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From: Andrea Arcangeli <andrea@suse.de>
To: Jeff Garzik <jgarzik@mandrakesoft.com>
Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@transmeta.com>,
	Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, Richard Henderson <rth@redhat.com>
Subject: Re: unregistered changes to the user<->kernel API
Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2001 20:03:28 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20010614200328.A2115@athlon.random> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20010614191219.A30567@athlon.random> <3B28F376.1F528D5A@mandrakesoft.com> <20010614194419.A715@athlon.random> <3B28F9EC.D08D3D52@mandrakesoft.com>
In-Reply-To: <3B28F9EC.D08D3D52@mandrakesoft.com>; from jgarzik@mandrakesoft.com on Thu, Jun 14, 2001 at 01:52:44PM -0400

On Thu, Jun 14, 2001 at 01:52:44PM -0400, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> You're missing the point -- it's a bad precedent.
> 
> How many kernel forks and patches exist out there on the net?

How many of them are applied to 90% of kernels running out there? How
many of them will get merged eventually? How many of them makes
modifications to the kernel that are visible to userspace in any
possibly configuration of the kernel?

> Tangent:  Why is this webserver-specific crap in kernel_stat anyway?  It
> Even when merging Tux, I would hope Linus would not apply this
> particular change.

Indeed, I also said this in my first email :)

Andrea

  reply	other threads:[~2001-06-14 18:03 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 15+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2001-06-14 17:12 unregistered changes to the user<->kernel API Andrea Arcangeli
2001-06-14 17:16 ` Andrea Arcangeli
2001-06-14 17:21   ` Andrea Arcangeli
2001-06-14 17:32     ` Richard Henderson
2001-06-14 17:47       ` Andrea Arcangeli
2001-06-14 18:16         ` Andrea Arcangeli
2001-06-14 18:17         ` Richard Henderson
2001-06-14 18:10       ` Alexander Viro
2001-06-14 17:25 ` Jeff Garzik
2001-06-14 17:44   ` Andrea Arcangeli
2001-06-14 17:52     ` Jeff Garzik
2001-06-14 18:03       ` Andrea Arcangeli [this message]
2001-06-14 18:11         ` Alan Cox
2001-06-14 18:27           ` Andrea Arcangeli
2001-06-14 21:43           ` Albert D. Cahalan

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