Re: 2.6.6-mm2

From: Christoph Hellwig
Date: Thu May 13 2004 - 06:13:08 EST

On Thu, May 13, 2004 at 03:51:34AM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> Once I'm convinced that kernels will be able to run applications
> which vendor kernels will run, sure.
> We're nowhere near that, and your continual whining gets us no closer.

Sorry, but this argumentation is utter bullshit.

If $VENDORKERNEL/freebsd/sco/windows2000 runs $APP and we don't, what
does this mean? Right, exactly nothing. Follwoing that path of argumentation
we could also merge the almost 1000 patches from SuSE's tree because you
can be pretty sure some IHV or ISV relies on it.

I've talked to three persons at Oracle and neither likes it at all, in
fact en Oracle employee is working on doing quota for hugetlbfs which
fixes this properly. Merging some horrible hacks that completly change
the authorization model (for a special case, that is) in the middle of
stable series doesn't get us anywhere, except into a horrible unmaintable
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