Re: [RFC PATCH] Allow optional module parameters
From: Rusty Russell
Date: Tue Mar 19 2013 - 23:14:04 EST
Ben Hutchings <bhutchings@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> This should also go to stable, so the downgrading issue doesn't continue
> to bite people.
Andy was complaining about experimental params going away: I haven't
heard a single complaint about the downgrading issue. I think it's a
nice to have, which is why I mentioned it. I also CC'd the two
maintainers most likely to know if it *is* a current problem. And note
that this code has been this way for over ten years!
No bug report, no cc:stable.
What if people were relying on detecting module parameters by the load
failing? I'd rather find out when they upgrade to a new kernel instead
of poisoning the old ones, too.
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