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Re: [PATCH v2] grep: remove --mmap

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] grep: remove --mmap
Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2010 08:44:26 -0600
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On 03/22/2010 08:42 AM, Eric Blake wrote:
>> @@ -1474,7 +1412,7 @@ Miscellaneous:\n\
>>    -v, --invert-match        select non-matching lines\n\
>>    -V, --version             print version information and exit\n\
>>        --help                display this help and exit\n\
>> -      --mmap                use memory-mapped input if possible\n"));
>> +      --mmap                ignored for backwards compatibility\n"));
> Is it worth documenting something that will go away, or should we make
> --help output shorter by omitting the line altogether?  (The info should
> still document it until it is completely gone in 2013).

Serves me right for answering this thread before reading Jim's reply in
the other thread.  Yes, keep --mmap documented for a while longer.

Eric Blake   address@hidden    +1-801-349-2682
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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