Re: [PATCH v2] Introduce a version6 of autofs interface, to fix design error.
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From: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2012 11:19:13 -0700 > So to me, a version 6 with just this fix is just completely pointless. > We can't just ignore existing binaries. You don't like ignoring > existing 'automount' binaries, and Thomas doesn't like ignoring > existing 'systemd' binaries. And I don't like ignoring *any* binaries > that are shipped with distributions - especially when they are central > and hard to work around. I think what we did was break a kernel exported interface which had 5 years of precedence. Ugly, or broken, it was the state of affairs and userland did embrace it. :-) If systemd wants to use version 5 of this thing, it has to have the same workaround code automountd has. It is systemd (and now the kernel) which is broken. We should have never touched version 5 of the data-structure. Having 5 years of workaround precedence in userspace proves this. And we should create a version 6 as has been proposed. -- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe autofs" in the body of a message to majordomo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html