User talk:Justin8

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Latest comment: 14 November 2013 by Mikeserv in topic bcache


Regarding your recent edit: are you sure? I don't see any i3-gnome.session or i3-gnome.desktop file installed with i3-wm or i3-gitAUR. In my opinion, i3-gnomeAUR is still necessary. What did you mean? -- Lahwaacz (talk) 07:58, 25 July 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Just mentioning that the edit has been undone [1]. -- Kynikos (talk) 14:26, 26 July 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]


It seems you made some drastic changes to the bcache wiki page very recently. While many of the changes you've made may be improvements, at least a few were likely not. It does certainly look cleaner and you fixed the weird numbering, for which I thank you. But you removed the entire section on the mkinitcpio bcache_udev hook in favor of merely mentioning its recent inclusion in the AUR package. In my opinion, deleting documentation on the mechanism of a thing is not warranted merely because that mechanism is now included in a package, and I suspect that probably the opposite is true. There is at least one other now-orphaned reference to the section you removed in in the bcache wiki's troubleshooting section.

Unrelated to the bcache_udev hook, it seems you made an edit to the note detailing a method of formatting all backing stores and the ssd cache device while simultaneously registering all devices and building the bcache array. That note used to point out that if you used that method then the step describing how to format the ssd and register the bcache array was unnecessary, referencing the step as number 4. Of course the numbering has changed and 4 has nothing to do with its previous meaning, but you only changed the note to say it would no longer be necessary "at boot." This is utterly mysterious to me because you probably shouldn't be formatting any disks at boot regardless of whether you use the one-liner or not.

I noticed another anachronism; you cite the AUR and its bcache_udev hook as the definitive method, but the page still declares that the old "echo {INSTRUCTION}> /sys/…" must be performed "at every bootup." Of course the hook obviates that so the instruction is meaningless, but still crazy confusing.

Please refrain from deleting material you are not certain should be deleted. Please do not edit material you do not fully understand. The talk page is there for a reason; please use it. There is nothing wrong with adding a section of your own, or perhaps notes in other sections on your own experience, but removing 1250 characters of hows and whys in favor of "install AUR pkg_xxx" is just a means of perpetuating stupidity.

Please revert and/or otherwise remediate your changes.

Mikeserv (talk) 08:51, 14 November 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]