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From: Arjan van de Ven <>
To: "John W. Linville" <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] wireless: fix regression caused by regulatory config option
Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2008 13:18:18 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Sun, 26 Oct 2008 16:09:39 -0400
"John W. Linville" <> wrote:
> > Change the default to "y" and also adjust the config text a little
> > to reflect this.
> Is it common practice to have compatibility options default to
> "y"?  I'm not saying it shouldn't be, just wondering if it has been
> traditionally?


default should be "keep working as before"

it's not always nice, especially if you're trying to get rid of some
nasty stuff, but think of it this way: you should be able to use a
new kernel on an existing distro, at least for a reasonable type of
distro (eg something shipped in, say, the last 2 years). In this case:
even Fedora 10 is not likely to work!

Arjan van de Ven 	Intel Open Source Technology Centre
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  parent reply	other threads:[~2008-10-26 20:18 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-10-26 17:30 Arjan van de Ven
2008-10-26 20:09 ` John W. Linville
2008-10-26 20:16   ` Linus Torvalds
2008-10-26 20:18   ` Arjan van de Ven [this message]
2008-10-26 20:22     ` Johannes Berg
2008-10-27 20:42       ` Pavel Machek
2008-10-28  7:29         ` Johannes Berg
2008-10-26 20:44     ` John W. Linville
2008-10-26 22:12     ` Marcel Holtmann
2008-10-28 15:13 ` Bob Copeland

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