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From: Con Kolivas <kernel@kolivas.org>
To: jos poortvliet <jos@mijnkamer.nl>
Cc: ck@vds.kolivas.org, Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [ck] Re: Swap prefetch merge plans
Date: Sat, 10 Feb 2007 00:22:45 +1100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <200702100022.45464.kernel@kolivas.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <200702091413.06949.jos@mijnkamer.nl>

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.

-- 
-ck

  reply	other threads:[~2007-02-09 13:26 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 [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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