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From: Con Kolivas <>
To: jos poortvliet <>
Cc:, Andrew Morton <>,
Subject: Re: [ck] Re: Swap prefetch merge plans
Date: Sat, 10 Feb 2007 00:22:45 +1100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

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:
> 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.


  reply	other threads:[~2007-02-09 13:26 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 [this message]
2007-02-09 14:00         ` jos poortvliet
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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