Kernel patch request for AFS

Monty cmontgom at
Mon Mar 13 20:50:02 UTC 2006

On Mon, Mar 13, 2006 at 09:27:53PM +0100, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
> because it's going away! And very soon. It's already a NOP. And Rusty
> sent a patch to kill it off for real; that's probably going to make
> 2.6.17. 

...eliminating a kernel interface, even a noop, in a subminor
release!?  Dear God...  this sort of thing makes *me* want to move to

[assuming I read that right, it's slightly ambiguous if 'kill it off'
means the bug or the API]

[the technical reasons presented are perfectly sensible, but you still
can't apply technical fixes to political problems.  AFS admins
generally do What They're Told To, not What They Should Do, because
it's a mission critical deployment and managing such things is fraught
with politics in any organization > 2.5 people.  I assume we're not
implying that an prerequisite for doing business with RedHat is that
our customers have no dysfunctional political issues...]

Of course, they're running RHEL not Fedora, but what we're talking
about is not specific to Fedora.


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