Dan Williams <dan.j.williams(a)intel.com> writes:
> > Always a potential for that. That said, I'd rather attempt to make it
> > symmetric and replace it if someone screams, rather than let this
> > quirk persist because it makes it impossible to ingest region data
> > with the same script across -R and -Rv.
> Yeah, I see where you're coming from. However, script authors will
> still have to deal with older versions of ndctl in the wild (for many
> years). If the decision was up to me, I'd live with the wart in favor
> of not breaking scripts when ndctl gets updated. Users hate that.
Let's do a compromise, because users also hate nonsensical legacy that
they can't avoid. How about an environment variable,
"NDCTL_LIST_LINT", that users can set to opt into the latest /
cleanest output format with the understanding that the clean up may
regress scripts that were dependent on the old bugs.