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From Joe Orton <jor...@redhat.com>
Subject Re: [PATCH] Linux 2.4 may or may not implement sendfile64()
Date Fri, 05 Jan 2007 14:19:55 GMT
On Fri, Jan 05, 2007 at 07:20:01AM -0600, Peter Samuelson wrote:
> 
> [Joe Orton]
> > Yes, APR could detect system features at run-time, and yes, doing so
> > would be a complete maintenance nightmare having a small net negative
> > run-time cost to 99% of users, and no, it's not worth doing.
> 
> So in your opinion, which of these two options should we have gone with
> instead?

I'd have done exactly as you did.  But the rest of the world does not 
exist under the specific constraints which Debian does; what's right for 
Debian is not necessarily right for upstream.

(I'm not trying to be anti-Debian here; s/Debian/Fedora/ above is 
equally true, along with anybody else distributing binaries)

joe

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