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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] ktimers subsystem 2.6.14-rc2-kt5

    On Mon, 17 Oct 2005, Ingo Molnar wrote:

    > the thing is that Thomas has advanced the whole issue of timeouts and
    > timekeeping by leaps and bounds and he has written thousands of lines of
    > new and excellent code for a kernel subsystem that has seen little
    > activity for many years, before John got involved. One of Thomas'
    > accomplishments is a timer/time design that allows the enabling of HRT
    > timers via an _18 lines_ architecture patch. (!)

    Did I say these patches were bad in general? All I'm asking for is an
    explanation for a few design decisions to understand the patch and its
    behaviour better and evaluate alternative solutions.
    Neither of you have shown any real interest in this so far.

    > the moment you express yourself via patches we'll know that 1) you
    > understand what we have done so far 2) you have useful ideas of what
    > should be done differently 3) you have the coder capability to implement
    > and test those ideas. Patches wont be ignored, i can assure you. Get the
    > patches rolling!

    This "shut up and show code" attitude is sometimes quite funny, but it's
    no real threat to me. I hoped to avoid this and solve this more civilized.
    Of course I'll understand the issues better afterwards, but you could as
    easily just tell me. It will waste my time, I could spend on other
    projects and it will put Andrew in the unfortunate position to decide,
    which patch to accept.
    Is this really what you want?

    bye, Roman
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