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SubjectRe: 2.1.123 and fbcon.c
On Tue, 29 Sep 1998, Shawn Leas wrote:
> On Mon, 28 Sep 1998, Tim Smith wrote:
> > > reasonable patches. I put my foot down on the hundred-megabyte patches I
> > > was continually getting from the console people, and I want to have the
> > > problem fixed as much as the next person.
> >
> > Wow! How does one manage to generate a hundred megabyte patch? I don't
> > have the latest kernels, but "find . -type f | xargs cat | wc" tells me
> > I've only only got 40 megabytes of kernel source, so even if they
> > completely rewrote every file, they should only be sending you 80 megabytes
> > or so! :-) What in heavens name are they doing?
...
> Anyway, I know we all like to joke, but probably don't hear
> or understand Linus's side of the story all the time... Geert
> and the console bunch ALSO have legit xarguments tew... Just
> Linus doesn't like volitility and the extra vger differences.

I didn't realize Linus was joking. My reply was almost completely serious,
since the idea of a hundred megabyte patch astounded me.

--Tim Smith


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