Re: [GIT PULL] Block pull request for- 4.11-rc1

From: Linus Torvalds
Date: Wed Feb 22 2017 - 13:57:03 EST

On Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 10:52 AM, Jens Axboe <axboe@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> It's that simple.
> No, it's not that simple at all. Fact is, some optimizations make sense
> for some workloads, and some do not.

Are you even listening?

I'm saying no user can ever give a sane answer to your question. The
question is insane and wrong.

I already said you can have a dynamic configuration (and maybe even an
automatic heuristic - like saying that a ramdisk gets NOOP by default,
real hardware does not).

But asking a user at kernel config time for a default is insane. If
*you* cannot answer it, then the user sure as hell cannot.

Other configuration questions have problems too, but at least the
question about "should I support ext4" is something a user (or distro)
can sanely answer. So your comparisons are pure bullshit.