> On Mon, Feb 12, 2001 at 02:20:30PM -0800, Mike Smith wrote:
> > You can do better than this.  Put the lock in FILE, and define a new 
> > structure FILE_old, which has the same size/layout as the old FILE 
> > structure.
> How is this more acceptable than bumping the major number?  Are they
> really so precious that they can only be incremented once for a release
> cycle?  Seems to me that a new major number is far cleaner than a gross hack.

The major number has ALREADY BEEN BUMPED. 

The "gross hack" is a transitional step necessary for the upgrade path to 
work, and would be removed after it was no longer required.

... every activity meets with opposition, everyone who acts has his
rivals and unfortunately opponents also.  But not because people want
to be opponents, rather because the tasks and relationships force
people to take different points of view.  [Dr. Fritz Todt]
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