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Date:	Mon, 16 Jun 2014 01:11:48 -0700 (PDT)
From:	David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>
To:	mprivozn@...hat.com
Cc:	jiri@...nulli.us, gregkh@...uxfoundation.org,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, netdev@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] net-sysfs: Report link speed only when possible

From: Michal Privoznik <mprivozn@...hat.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2014 09:32:35 +0200

> On 13.06.2014 22:03, David Miller wrote:
>> From: Michal Privoznik <mprivozn@...hat.com>
>> Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2014 11:19:51 +0200
>>
>>> So if I were developing brand new application I could say: I'm
>>> dropping all this workaround code and have it clean and require say
>>> 3.16 kernel at least.
>>
>> Then your application wouldn't be usable on %99 of systems for a long
>> long time.
>>
> 
> How come? The application is going to be usable for as long as
> library/kernel APIs won't change.

Because %99 of users are using a distribution kernel which is definitely
going to be pre-3.16 for years.

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