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From: Adrian Bunk <>
To: Andrew Morton <>
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH] feature-removal: add documentation for exported symbols going away
Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2008 01:22:48 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Wed, Feb 13, 2008 at 02:54:05PM -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Thu, 14 Feb 2008 00:43:08 +0200
> Adrian Bunk <> wrote:
> > There's simply no point in treating the removal of exports differently
> > from the many other API breaks we have in each release.
> I have repeatedly and relatively patiently explained to you what the
> point is.  Simply saying that there isn't one doesn't actually make
> it go away.

Yes, we had this when you insisted on the deprecation period for 
sys_open which still brings me to explosion each time such topics come 
up and brought you _very_ near at being the first person ever in my 

I don't get your point why bigger API changes should still be allowed 
without any advance warning while removing an export should require 
deprecation periods.

If you want to offer a stable API for external modules then please do 
it completely and with all consequences.



       "Is there not promise of rain?" Ling Tan asked suddenly out
        of the darkness. There had been need of rain for many days.
       "Only a promise," Lao Er said.
                                       Pearl S. Buck - Dragon Seed

  reply	other threads:[~2008-02-13 23:23 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 12+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-02-13 22:22 Harvey Harrison
2008-02-13 22:34 ` Adrian Bunk
2008-02-13 22:42   ` Harvey Harrison
2008-02-13 22:55     ` Adrian Bunk
2008-02-13 22:43   ` Adrian Bunk
2008-02-13 22:54     ` Andrew Morton
2008-02-13 23:22       ` Adrian Bunk [this message]
2008-02-13 23:43         ` Andrew Morton
2008-02-13 23:58           ` Adrian Bunk
2008-02-14  0:18             ` Alan Cox
2008-02-13 23:07 ` Arjan van de Ven
2008-02-15  3:06 ` Rene Herman

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