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Re: Debian parisc config for 2.6.26 broke the real time clock

On Tue, 2008-09-09 at 19:38 +0200, Bastian Blank wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 09, 2008 at 10:58:35AM -0600, dann frazier wrote:
> > fyi, I've got an hppa build in progress - disabling RTC_CLASS causes
> > the symbols below to be removed (essentially, ^rtc_*)
> The whole new-style rtc support.

But it doesn't work, that's rather the point of all of this.  If it
doesn't work, it can hardly be a committed ABI.

> > I'm not sure what's behind the hppa/ABI removal commits - I didn't see
> > this discussed on the list - but I think it should be safe to remove
> > these symbols from the ABI files if we can demonstrate that none of
> > the conglomerate packages use them.
> Why does noone write this 30 lines module and fix it for all?

Because only an idiot would fix a bug in a released product by
introducing a new feature: that's QA and release process 101.  New
features belong in the next merge window, which will be for 2.6.28 by
which time it should have been reasonably QA'd by the parisc developers.


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