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From: jos poortvliet <jos@mijnkamer.nl>
To: Con Kolivas <kernel@kolivas.org>
Cc: ck@vds.kolivas.org, Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [ck] Re: Swap prefetch merge plans
Date: Fri, 09 Feb 2007 15:00:59 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <200702091501.04265.jos@mijnkamer.nl> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <200702100022.45464.kernel@kolivas.org>

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Op Friday 09 February 2007, schreef Con Kolivas:
> On Saturday 10 February 2007 00:13, jos poortvliet wrote:
> > Nobody has said anything about costs, indeed. Now afaik, swap prefetch is
> > designed to have no/as little as possible costs, so that makes sense.
> > Does it have to have some bugs, which have to be adressed, before it can
> > enter? I'm sure this can be arranged, right, Con?
> >
> > Sorry if I sound sarcastic. I'm no hacker myself, and sometimes these
> > discussions don't make sense to me. A bit like the Staircase thingy ->
> >
> > "hi, I've got this piece of code which does the same as that piece, but
> > better"
> > "Why didn't you improve the old code?"
> > "This is a better design -> half the code but doing a better job"
> > "Well, it's not tested as much, so it won't go in. Go away!"
> >
> > There where those comments from Torvalds some time ago in an interview,
> > about the kernel community becoming harder to get involved with. As an
> > outsider, it sure seems so. I read frustrations everywhere. What about
> > the kevent guy, his blog: http://tservice.net.ru/~s0mbre/blog
> >
> > I stumbled upon it when reading LWN. Seems pretty sad... I don't get the
> > technical stuff, but the frustration almost blows up your monitor. Is
> > there something fundamentally wrong with the kernel-hackers-culture, or
> > are these incidents?
>
> I greatly appreciate the support. Truly I do.
>
> But I do not like the direction this argument is going. Please let it go.

Ok. I appologize to those who might have felt attacked, this wasn't meant 
personally to anybody, more to the community as a whole.

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  reply	other threads:[~2007-02-09 13:59 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
     [not found] <200702091038.37143.kernel@kolivas.org>
     [not found] ` <200702092054.10232.ocilent1@gmail.com>
     [not found]   ` <200702092321.20615.kernel@kolivas.org>
2007-02-09 13:13     ` jos poortvliet
2007-02-09 13:22       ` Con Kolivas
2007-02-09 14:00         ` jos poortvliet [this message]
2007-02-09 13:56       ` Con Kolivas
2007-02-09 20:30       ` Andrew Morton
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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