Jeff Spaleta wrote:
On Tue, Jun 24, 2008 at 1:40 PM, Arjan van de Ven
> said upstream patch was merged by Linus for a short while and then
> reverted for quality reasons.... so that would be a strong indication
> of "maybe not a good idea"
Even better... everyone benefits by not being exposed to a poor quality patch.
The question, which I can't personally answer, becomes what is it
going to take to clean this patch up so it can be upstreamed.
It looks like it's already underway, at least as far as the author is
concerned. From http://gaugusch.at/kernel.shtml
Update as of 2008-03-15: Several maintainers in the Linux kernel have
started to reconsider their position on the feature. The patch as even
made a brief appearance in some development versions of the kernel
2.6.25 (it has been reverted because deemed too likely to bring bugs,
but a new approach, patch v0.9, is already available for next