Re: [PATCH] make st seekable again

From: Alan Cox
Date: Thu Mar 10 2005 - 13:46:08 EST

On Iau, 2005-03-10 at 16:56, Bill Davidsen wrote:
> - leave it the way it is
> - fix the hole and break tar
> - wait for FSF to fix tar, then fix the hole
> - try to fix it without breaking tar, which may not be really possible
> and could leave part of the problem and still break tar somehow
> - fix it, and leave the admin a way to build a kernel with the hole other
> than just reverting the fix

If we "fix" it the FSF will probably take years. If your vendor can't
produce a fixed tar when asked and the issue comes up, get a better
vendor ;)


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