I would like to reopen this discussion since there are some unanswered questions. Are we censoring certain Linux Kernel features because "they are not good enough"? If so, * How do we decide what experimental feature is OK? (For example we have btrfs along with many other things, long before they will become useful) * What's the decision criteria? It appears to me that particularly MEMTEST was refused purely because of prejudice rather than risk assessment. It is probably obvious to everyone that MEMTEST is harmless. Then why not enable it without painful discussions? What's our reason/excuse? (I think arguments like "it is not good enough" won't be qualified as reasonable answer due to availability of many other experimental features.) If just few requests for a feature is not enough to convince that we need it, how many people should ask, exactly, in order to make the change? (If I shall I start gathering signatures for petition, how many do I need? ;) Thank you. Regards, Dmitry.
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