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From: Andrew Morton <>
To: jos poortvliet <>
Cc:, Con Kolivas <>,
Subject: Re: [ck] Re: Swap prefetch merge plans
Date: Fri, 9 Feb 2007 12:30:29 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Fri, 09 Feb 2007 14:13:03 +0100
jos poortvliet <> wrote:

> Nick's comment, replying to me some time ago:

I think I was thinking of this:

> Is there 
> something fundamentally wrong with the kernel-hackers-culture, or are these 
> incidents?

Well yes, there are incidents.  We have too many coders and not enough
reviewers, testers and bug-fixers.

If I had two solid days to sit down and carefully review, test,
try-to-exploit and if necessary improve/fix this code then perhaps we'd get
there.  But I'm nowhere vaguely near being able to afford that time and
things are just sitting there.

I have an email sitting in my drafts folder stating that I'll no longer
accept any features unless they've been publically reviewed in detail and
run-time tested by a third party.  The idea being to force people to spend
more time reviewing and testing each other's stuff and less time writing
new stuff.  Maybe on a sufficiently gloomy day I'll actually send it.

  parent reply	other threads:[~2007-02-09 20:30 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
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2007-02-09 13:13     ` jos poortvliet
2007-02-09 13:22       ` Con Kolivas
2007-02-09 14:00         ` jos poortvliet
2007-02-09 13:56       ` Con Kolivas
2007-02-09 20:30       ` Andrew Morton [this message]
2007-02-09 20:50         ` Con Kolivas
2007-02-09 22:49           ` Con Kolivas
2007-02-09 23:35         ` [ck] " Chuck Ebbert
2007-02-09 23:54           ` Randy Dunlap
2007-02-10 16:12             ` jos poortvliet

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