Subject: Re: Progress meter for fsck, revisited
To: James Chacon <jmc@NetBSD.org>
From: Nathan J. Williams <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/14/2004 00:11:06
James Chacon <jmc@NetBSD.org> writes:
> On Tue, Jan 13, 2004 at 07:25:24PM -0500, Nathan J. Williams wrote:
> > Jason Thorpe <email@example.com> writes:
> > > > .. and you're going to hold your breath until you turn blue, I see.
> > >
> > > I don't think it's worth over-complicating a cute feature that you
> > > have to choose to turn on. This is not enabled by default. If you
> > > want cute, you have to give up something. In my particular
> > > application, I need the cute, and the trade-off is completely
> > > acceptable. What's the problem?
> > It's of sufficently limited value that I don't think it's worth having
> > in the tree.
> It's *optional*...Don't like it, don't enable the option. The code itself
> would be useful at least under the circumstances Jason mentioned and others
> who want more can implement if they so feel...
"Useful in a very specific case" is not good enough. Simply because it
is disabled by default does not justify adding it. There needs to be a
real affirmitive case made for the utility of this option, and I
don't think it exists for the general case of NetBSD users or systems.