Subject: Re: Progress meter for fsck, revisited
To: James Chacon <>
From: Nathan J. Williams <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 01/14/2004 00:11:06
James Chacon <> writes:

> On Tue, Jan 13, 2004 at 07:25:24PM -0500, Nathan J. Williams wrote:
> > Jason Thorpe <> 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.

        - Nathan