On Fri, Jun 28, 2013 at 12:49:20PM -0400, Eric Sandeen wrote:
| On 6/28/13 11:39 AM, Geoffrey Wehrman wrote:
| > On Fri, Jun 28, 2013 at 12:32:04PM +1000, Dave Chinner wrote:
| > | On Fri, Jun 28, 2013 at 12:09:12PM +1000, Dave Chinner wrote:
| > | > Mount options are perfectly fine to be removed - they've been given
| > | > deprecated warnings for quite some time now (the most recent is the
| > | > delaylog which has been doing that since 3.1 IIRC). So they are all
| > | > fine to actually remove - 12 months warning is usually considered
| > | > sufficient.
| > I hardly consider 12 years to be sufficient. I have no problem with
| 12 years, really? Maybe you meant months. I hope you meant months!
I really did mean 12 years. About as long as my dog lived.
| > | > I think you're being overly paranoid here - I'm simply following the
| > | > normal deprecation protocol here....
| > |
| > | Documenation/ABI/README:
| > |
| > | We have four different levels of ABI stability, as shown by the four
| > | different subdirectories in this location. Interfaces may change levels
| > | of stability according to the rules described below.
| > | ....
| > | obsolete/
| > | This directory documents interfaces that are still remaining in
| > | the kernel, but are marked to be removed at some later point in
| > | time. The description of the interface will document the reason
| > | why it is obsolete and when it can be expected to be removed.
| > | I think you'll find that what I done follows this policy. If you
| > | really want, I'll move them to Documenation/ABI/obsolete. And, of
| > | course, if removing them proves to be a problem, as Eric said we can
| > | always reinstate them or remove the deprecation notices.
Please move the mount options and sysctl interfaces removed to
Documenation/ABI/obsolete. In return, I'll refrain from ranting further
about the ABI instability of Linux.
Geoffrey Wehrman 651-683-5496 gwehrman@xxxxxxx