Tim Waugh (
Sat, 26 Sep 1998 22:53:51 +0100 (BST)

On Sat, 26 Sep 1998, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:

> >I don't think there's any need to print a warning. The "lurk" flag hasn't
> >actually done anything for a very long time so there's no compatibility risk.
> >We can just ignore it and remember not to reuse that bit for anything else.
> If you are going to not reuse the bit we can just leave some byte in the
> kernel to print a warning in the case I think. I can also remove the test
> but in this case it would be better to remove the #define too to warn
> people to fix their driver (that will not compile anymore).

But the LURK flag doesn't do any harm. The flag should still be defined
in the header file so we don't forget not to use that bit, but with a
comment saying not to bother with it.


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