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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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