[Coco] Linux RBF filesystem support
John W. Linville
linville at tuxdriver.com
Mon Oct 20 11:34:29 EDT 2008
On Mon, Oct 20, 2008 at 11:29:01AM -0400, Chuck Youse wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-10-20 at 11:14 -0400, John W. Linville wrote:
> > On Mon, Oct 20, 2008 at 11:04:11AM -0400, Chuck Youse wrote:
> > > I love how a minor minor rev change in Linux means API breakage.
> > http://www.mjmwired.net/kernel/Documentation/stable_api_nonsense.txt
> > If you want a stable API, get your code merged in the kernel or
> > implement it in userland instead -- hence my FUSE suggestion. :-)
> Whichever ass-hat wrote that document isn't writing it for me:
> Executive Summary
> 18 -----------------
> 19 You think you want a stable kernel interface, but you really do not, and
> 20 you don't even know it. What you want is a stable running driver, and
> 21 you get that only if your driver is in the main kernel tree. You also
> 22 get lots of other good benefits if your driver is in the main kernel
> 23 tree, all of which has made Linux into such a strong, stable, and mature
> 24 operating system which is the reason you are using it in the first
> 25 place.
> Total horseshit. And for the record, the main reason why so many people use Linux is because so many other people use Linux. It's as simple as that.
Well, I'll just vaguely smile and pretend that you've said something
meainingful, then drop the discussion... :-)
John W. Linville Linux should be at the core
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