"Apparmor can go play with itself. The proper fix is to lift the LSM nonsense into callers and leave vfs_...() alone."
"There was some hard system failure, and system hardware and operating system keepers needed a few hours to get that level sorted out. Then we have slowly enabled email subsystems one at the time to verify correct operation. Back to enjoying the flood :-)"
"The question on the table is [...] whether we should let ndiswrapper continue using GPLONLY symbols. Quite frankly, my position on this has always been that the GPLv2 explicitly covers _derived_ works only, and that very obviously a Windows driver isn't a derived work of the kernel.
"I would only do it if I could get some compensation for immaterial damage; yuck, working on Windows is so painful."
"Wow, does this actually work? If so, I'll apply it no problems..."
"Nvidia needs to fix their code. If this is a burden, perhaps they should publish their code under a GPLv2-compatible license so we can show them how to do it."
"`tmp' is an awful identifier, and renaming it to `temp' hardly improves it."
"Not everyone has a mouse and a joystick attached to the computers he builds kernels for..."
"It's not unreasonable. Neither is Aristotelian physics. Nevertheless, neither one is a good match to reality."
"If you don't see an ethical problem in removing a working driver which is not taking support resources, in order to force people to test and debug a driver they don't now and never would need, so that it might in time offer them the same functionality those users already had... then I can never make you see why technological extortion is evil."
"Quite frankly, if kgdb starts doing something 'fancy', there is no way I'll merge it."
"There are lots of things in the FS that need deep thought,and the perfect system to fully use the first 64k of a 1TB filesystem isn't quite at the top of my list right now."
"Or, we could just do the ugliest patch ever, namely
-#define pcibus_to_node(node) (-1) +#define pcibus_to_node(node) ((int)(long)(node),-1)
Wow. It's so ugly it's almost wraps around and comes out the other side and looks pretty."
"All currently active Linux kernel versions are now released with a fix for this problem. We have released them through our normal channels, with the needed information as to what the problem is, a pointer to the CVE number, and the patch itself."
"We've gone and made it awfully easy to get code into the kernel nowadays. Perhaps too easy. I'm presently having a little campaign of watching what's going on a bit more closely, and encouraging people to make it easier for others to see what's going on, should they choose to do so."