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Re: [PATCH 7/7] [v5] drivers/virt: introduce Freescale hypervisor management driver



On Thu, Jun 09, 2011 at 10:33:07PM +0200, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> On Thursday 09 June 2011 22:18:28 Timur Tabi wrote:

> > Ok, I was really hoping to avoid doing this.  Like I said, binary compatibility
> > is important, and changing the type will break my existing apps.  Are you
> > insisting that I pick a new number?

> I definitely insist that you have a proper interface in the driver at the
> time that it gets merged, and that probably includes a collision-free
> ioctl code.

This sort of stuff is one of the issues that should be being factored in
to any decision not to publish and submit the kernel code - ABIs that
haven't been reviewed upstream may well have this sort of issue.
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