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Date:	Wed, 02 Jan 2008 16:31:16 -0500
From:	Trond Myklebust <>
To:	Adrian Bunk <>
Cc:	Diego Calleja <>,,,,,
Subject: Re: [2.6.24 patch] let EXT4DEV_FS depend on BROKEN

On Wed, 2008-01-02 at 23:16 +0200, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 02, 2008 at 07:26:29PM +0100, Diego Calleja wrote:
> > El Wed, 2 Jan 2008 03:32:18 +0200, Adrian Bunk <> escribió:
> > 
> > > It might make sense to offer ext4 in -mm and even in early -rc kernels, 
> > > but I've already seen people using ext4 simply because a stable kernel 
> > > offered it - and that's definitely not intended.
> > 
> > But isn't that the whole purpose of having ext4 snapshots in the stable kernel - to
> > allow people to try it?
> ext4 has quite an unusual development model for kernel code, other 
> code in the state of ext4 is usually only in -mm and not in stable 
> kernels.

Bullshit... We all do this.

> Stable kernels are mainly meant for usage, not for trying stuff.
> And although I see a point in perhaps shipping some not-yet-perfect 
> device drivers for otherwise unsupported hardware or some
> not-yet-perfect filesystems required for accessing foreign
> (non-Linux) filesystems, I don't see any point in offering a
> WIP Linux-only filesystem in stable kernels.

This breaks with the 2.6.x development model that we've been working
with for several years now. I, for one, do not wish to change that


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