Re: [RESEND][PATCH] Add /proc/mempool to display mempool usage

From: Linus Torvalds
Date: Mon Dec 01 2008 - 15:13:27 EST

On Mon, 1 Dec 2008, Pekka Enberg wrote:
> Hmm, I thought Documentation/ABI/ was supposed to tell us what's an
> ABI you can depend on and what's not. I mean, you shouldn't be
> depending on anything but the interfaces documented in
> Documentation/ABI/stable/, no?

Who is the f*cking MORON that thinks that "documentation" has any meaning

The fact that something is documented (whether correctly or not) has
absolutely _zero_ impact on anything at all. What makes something an ABI
is that it's useful and available. The only way something isn't an ABI is
by _explicitly_ making sure that it's not available even by mistake in a
stable form for binary use.

Example: kernel internal data structures and function calls. We make sure
that you simply _cannot_ make a binary that works across kernel versions.
That is the only way for an ABI to not form.

To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
More majordomo info at
Please read the FAQ at