"When you buy from Apple, you do not get what you paid for. Instead you get exactly what you got suckered into buying."
"I know user interfaces are annoying because you have to think about chips other than your own, but that's life. Other hardware vendors have to do it too. Letting each driver have a different user interface is /unfriendly/ to both and developers users. It's easiest for Intel kernel developers, but that is not our target audience :)"
"I'd have assumed that 64-bit is starting to be the norm for people who live on the edge, but perhaps I'm just out of touch?"
"My concern is that if there's something technological in the 'bleeding tree' that is so valuable to users that distros feel that it's ready 'enough' and that they need to pick it up for their users, we have a flaw in our processes in moving too slowly for users."
"Here's a hint: next time I claim some code of yours is buggy, either just acknowledge the bug, or stay silent. You'll look smarter that way."
"I just imported ix(4), a driver for the Intel 82598EB 10 Gigabit Ethernet adapters. It is based on Intel's ixgbe FreeBSD driver, with many local changes for OpenBSD.
"This is a case where you really should be scared, so FUD is completely appropriate."
"This is a bugfixed version of 2.6.26-rc5-mm2, which was a bugfixed version of 2.6.26-rc5-mm1. None of the git trees were repulled for -mm3 (and nor were they repulled for -mm2). The aim here is to get all the stupid bugs out of the way so that some serious MM testing can be performed. Please perform some serious MM testing."
"Development is really fast right now, because of the hackathon in Edmonton. We are testing as much as we can before we commit, but as always during these hackathon processes we really depend on our user community -- to track our changes and help spot the occasional bug we accidentally introduce. We are developing really fast and hard; please help us by testing really fast and hard too."
"I don't think I do want to have my own series of patches, because TuxOnIce doesn't remove or rework swsusp or uswsusp, but sits along side them. I'm not trying to mutate swsusp into TuxOnIce, because that would require a complete rework of swsusp from the ground up (TuxOnIce does everything but the atomic copy/restore and associated prep/cleanup differently)."
"That's quite buggy and would have generated so many runtime warnings in a 'developer' setup (rofl) that I look at Documentation/SubmitChecklist and just weep."
"I don't care what anybody else says - x86 is *so* totally dominant, that other architectures have to live with the fact that 99.9% of all drivers are written for and tested on x86. As a result, anything else is 'theory'. Are some drivers good and are careful? Yes. Are most?
"I'm all edicted out. Sometimes one just puts forth the reasoning and lets others decide whether it's worth bothering about."
"A key reason that Linux has succeeded is that it actively seeks to work for a variety of people, purposes and products. One operating system is now a strong player in the embedded market, the real time market, and the High Performance Computing market, as well as being an important player in a variety of other markets. That's a rather stunning success."
"These random kernel boots found many 'impossible to trigger' bugs and races in the past. The reason for its race finding capability is the timing randomness of the resulting random kernel image: the delays caused by random combination of debugging facilities, build variants, kernel subsystem variants we have."