"Rule #1 in kernel programming: don't *ever* think that things actually work the way they are documented to work. The documentation is a starting point, nothing else."
"It's all a bit unusual and complex, but this is an exceptional set of features - let's hang in there."
"You're not a big fan of checkpatch, I see."
"I'd like to get rid of some of the glass, and replace it with padding. Because you all know we'd all fit better in a padded room than a glass house.."
"It's been NACKed a few times, and just reposting it won't help."
"Standards are just papers. Yes, they're important, but they are definitely not more important than anything else, and they are a lot _less_ important than some people seem to think."
"Sorry, I'm just not going to apply a patch like that. I mean, how the heck is anyone else supposed to understand what you're up to?"
"Overall, I doubt that all of our security technologies add more than about 2% of a performance hit."
"You know, you really are supposed to understand the code you are modifying..."
"... as you probably all have noticed. I've been up all night writing this report for the 'CS Course from Hell' (*), and haven't had time to play with linux. I'll get it done tonight if I can keep awake that long."
"We have to rediscover our roots: 'release early, release often'."
"It's all just too damn subtle and clever. Something like this should not need to be that subtle."
"But hey, don't listen to me - I like C++, and approve of Java."
"There is a ton of evidence both in computing and outside of it which shows that poor security can be very much worse than no security at all. In particular stuff which makes users think they are secure but is worthless is very dangerous indeed."
"You are absolutely deluded, if not stupid, if you think that a worldwide collection of software engineers who can't write operating systems or applications without security holes, can then turn around and suddenly write virtualization layers without security holes."