Re: What do you think of STREAMS?

Oliver Xymoron (
Tue, 13 May 1997 16:27:31 -0500 (CDT)

On Mon, 12 May 1997, Alan Cox wrote:

> You can fetch and use the streams module from its source without it being
> in the mainstream kernel, and without forcing most of the Linux community
> who have absolutely no use for it from downloading it all the time.

Perhaps an "official" note in Documentation/ about why STREAMS and similar
misfeatures are not in the kernel distribution and where they can be found
would go a long way to ending these discussions.

Even further, a snapshot of the whatever the current project map is could
be placed in there as well.

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