Re: [GIT PULL] kdbus for 4.1-rc1

From: Jiri Kosina
Date: Tue Apr 14 2015 - 18:33:43 EST

On Tue, 14 Apr 2015, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:

> Yes, it's an unfortunate design, but one that we are all stuck with
> (think of it as having to implement code for horrid hardware that you
> have to get to work properly.)

Greg, I personally consider this a rather defunct analogy. Broken hardware
comes from "outter space" we just have to live with somehow, and
eventually try to gradually improve by working with vendors (and you
yourself have of course made huge improvements in this very area).

Linux userspace is coming, well, from Linux developers. The sole fact that
someone wrote a daemon that runs on Linux seems like a very poor
justification for sucking the daemon into kernel "because we have to live
with it".
Userspace has to live with it somehow (and eventually fix itself if
necessary), yes. Why should kernel just contribute to this "unfortunate
design" if it really isn't, in any way, obliged or forced to do so?


Jiri Kosina
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