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Date:	Tue, 16 Sep 2008 07:02:41 -0700
From:	Arjan van de Ven <arjan@...radead.org>
To:	Theodore Tso <tytso@....edu>
Cc:	Adrian Bunk <bunk@...nel.org>, Jarek Poplawski <jarkao2@...il.com>,
	Thomas Bogendoerfer <tsbogend@...ha.franken.de>,
	David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>, jeff@...zik.org,
	netdev@...r.kernel.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
	Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>
Subject: Re: [git patches] net driver fixes

On Tue, 16 Sep 2008 09:54:08 -0400
Theodore Tso <tytso@....edu> wrote:

> If it's a really important bug, and it affects a huge number of users,
> or it's really bad security bug, the reality is that exceptions will
> be made to the rules.  But exceptions need to remain exceptions for
> extraordinary situations, not everyday occurrences.  And of course, if
> the bug does affect a huge number of users, someone should be asking
> the question why it wasn't detected sooner, say before the last merge
> window --- and to ask the question how many users is this bug really
> going to affect anyway?
> 
> At least, that's my take on things,
> 

also note that Linus said "regression or on the kerneloops list";
if it has any kind of backtrace, it'll be there if it's a common
problem that hits many users.


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