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Date:	Mon, 12 Mar 2007 22:22:36 -0800
From:	Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>
To:	David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>
Cc:	jarkao2@...pl, amit2030@...il.com, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
	netdev@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: Removal of multipath cached (was Re: [PATCH] [REVISED]
 net/ipv4/multipath_wrandom.c: check kmalloc() return value.)

> On Mon, 12 Mar 2007 13:53:11 -0700 (PDT) David Miller <davem@...emloft.net> wrote:
> From: Jarek Poplawski <jarkao2@...pl>
> Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2007 12:51:37 +0100
> 
> > But until then it'll unnecessarily spoil linux opinion as regards
> > stability and waste time of developers to check error messages.
> > So, maybe it's less evil to check those NULLs where possible and add
> > some WARN_ONs here and there...
> 
> It's a crash either way, so zero improvement.
> 
> And _THIS_ is my big problem with the multi-path cached code in the
> kernel.
> 
> NOBODY wants to step up and fix the code, but people refuse to let it
> get removed from the tree.  That is totally unacceptable, so I'm going
> to FIX THIS.
> 
> I'm going to FIX IT by saying that if nobody steps up to the plate to
> fix the multipath cached code by 2.6.23 IT IS GONE forver.
> 
> And there is absolutely no negotiations about this, I've held back on
> this for nearly 2 years, and nothing has happened, this code is not
> maintained, nobody cares enough to fix the bugs, and even no
> distributions enable it because it causes crashes.

Good stuff.

I suggest you put a big printk explaining the above into 2.6.21.
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