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SubjectRe: This is [Re:] How to improve the quality of the kernel[?].
On Tue, Jun 19, 2007 at 10:04:58AM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> This is why I've been advocating bugzilla "forget" stuff, for example. I
> tend to see bugzilla as a place where noise accumulates, rather than a
> place where noise is made into a signal.
> Which gets my to the real issue I have: the notion of having a process for
> _tracking_ all the information is actually totally counter-productive, if
> a big part of the process isn't also about throwing noise away.
> We don't want to "save" all the crud. I don't want "smart tracking" to
> keep track of everything. I want "smart forgetting", so that we are only
> left with the major signal - the stuff that matters.

Even generating the perfect signal is a complete waste of time if
there's no recipient for the signal...

> Linus



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of the darkness. There had been need of rain for many days.
"Only a promise," Lao Er said.
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