Re: ext3-2.4-0.9.4

From: Rik van Riel (
Date: Sat Jul 28 2001 - 18:50:06 EST

On Sun, 29 Jul 2001, Matthias Andree wrote:
> On Thu, 26 Jul 2001, Hans Reiser wrote:
> > No, Linus is right and the MTA guys are just wrong. The mailers are
> > the place to fix things, not the kernel. If the mailer guys want to
> > depend on the kernel being stupidly designed, tough. Someone should
> > fix their mailer code and then it would run faster on Linux than on
> > any other platform.
> Well, some systems are even documented that way, so there's nothing
> with "depend on the kernel being stupidly designed", but "depend on
> what mount(8) says".

The key word here is "some systems".

> MTA authors don't play games, they also write that their software
> relies on this behaviour, as laid out.

"MTA authors don't play games" ?!?!

I wonder how that explains things like QMQP or the
next-to-useless bounce messages generated by Notes ;)


Virtual memory is like a game you can't win;
However, without VM there's truly nothing to lose...

Send all your spam to (spam digging piggy)

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

This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : Tue Jul 31 2001 - 21:00:39 EST