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From: "John W. Linville" <linville@tuxdriver.com>
To: Arjan van de Ven <arjan@infradead.org>
Cc: torvalds@linux-foundation.org, netdev@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, rjw@sisk.pl, rodriguez@atheros.com,
	johannes@sipsolutions.net
Subject: Re: [PATCH] wireless: fix regression caused by regulatory config option
Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2008 16:44:41 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20081026204441.GA29566@tuxdriver.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20081026131818.7517c103@infradead.org>

On Sun, Oct 26, 2008 at 01:18:18PM -0700, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
> On Sun, 26 Oct 2008 16:09:39 -0400
> "John W. Linville" <linville@tuxdriver.com> wrote:
> f
> > > 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?
> 
> yes
> 
> 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!

Well, I intended to make sure the Fedora guys picked the right option. :-)

Anyway, I'm fine with default 'y'...however, Luis is probably somewhere
buying a gun and looking-up your home address...just kidding...mostly... :-)

John
-- 
John W. Linville		Linux should be at the core
linville@tuxdriver.com			of your literate lifestyle.

  parent reply	other threads:[~2008-10-26 20:45 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
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 [this message]
2008-10-26 22:12     ` Marcel Holtmann
2008-10-28 15:13 ` Bob Copeland

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