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SubjectRe: [ck] Re: Swap prefetch merge plans
On Fri, 09 Feb 2007 14:13:03 +0100
jos poortvliet <jos@mijnkamer.nl> wrote:

> Nick's comment, replying to me some time ago:

I think I was thinking of this:

http://lkml.org/lkml/2006/2/6/509

> Is there
> something fundamentally wrong with the kernel-hackers-culture, or are these
> incidents?

Well yes, there are incidents. We have too many coders and not enough
reviewers, testers and bug-fixers.

If I had two solid days to sit down and carefully review, test,
try-to-exploit and if necessary improve/fix this code then perhaps we'd get
there. But I'm nowhere vaguely near being able to afford that time and
things are just sitting there.


I have an email sitting in my drafts folder stating that I'll no longer
accept any features unless they've been publically reviewed in detail and
run-time tested by a third party. The idea being to force people to spend
more time reviewing and testing each other's stuff and less time writing
new stuff. Maybe on a sufficiently gloomy day I'll actually send it.

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