[linux-audio-user] realtime-lsm in Andrew Morton's latest kernel patchset

Lee Revell rlrevell at joe-job.com
Sun Feb 13 22:12:15 EST 2005

On Sun, 2005-02-13 at 20:07 -0600, Jack O'Quin wrote:
> Mark Constable <markc at renta.net> writes:
> > Jack O'Quin wrote:
> > > ...
> > > Many kernel developers opposed this.  It *is* something of a hack.
> > > But, no one has been able to come up with a better solution, and this
> > > one at least looks safe.  I expect it to be replaced by something
> > > better in the 2.8 timeframe.
> > 
> > Whoa... like in two or more years from now :-(
> That's why I am patiently working to get realtime-lsm merged soon.

Congratulations for seeing this through.  After endless and often
frustrating debate on LKML I have gained a real appreciation of the kind
of scrutiny that Linux kernel code is subjected to.  If they add a
feature that exposes any kind of API whatsoever they are committed to
supporting it forever.  It's not easy to convince the kernel developers
that you have solved a problem they are not aware existed, but we seem
to have done it.

I think the argument that convinced them is that the API (none from the
user POV and only 3 parameters from the admin POV) is so simple it can
be easily and transparently replaced by a better solution anytime.


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