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    SubjectRe: Availability of kdb


    Linus Torvalds wrote:
    >
    > In article <39B6A683.3F75DC9D@timpanogas.com>,
    > Jeff V. Merkey <jmerkey@timpanogas.com> wrote:
    > >Linus Torvalds wrote:
    > >
    > >> Apparently, if you follow the arguments, not having a kernel debugger
    > >> leads to various maladies:
    > >> - you crash when something goes wrong, and you fsck and it takes forever
    > >> and you get frustrated.
    > >> - people have given up on Linux kernel programming because it's too hard
    > >> and too time-consuming
    > >> - it takes longer to create new features.
    > >>
    > >> And nobody has explained to me why these are _bad_ things.
    > >
    > >They are bad because they cost people money that could be spent more
    > >productively in other areas due to the lengthening of the development
    > >process and the support costs.
    >
    > Ehh..
    >
    > Explain to me again why I should care?
    >
    > Read my posting again. Read the "I'm a bastard" part twice. Realize
    > that in the end, I don't care who speds money, time, and effort. In the
    > end, I think that we're better off _without_ code that hasn't been
    > thought through.
    >
    > More code, more people, more money. Why should I think they are good
    > things?
    >
    > The people, the projects, the companies that come though that test of
    > fire victorious are not only stronger for it, but more importantly, they
    > are the kind of people, projects adn companies who DID get through.
    > Dedicated. Smart. And careful.
    >
    > Think of rabbits. And think of how the wolf helps them in the end. Not
    > by being nice, no. But the rabbits breed, and they are better for having
    > to worry a bit.

    You know those huge, sharp teeth on the wolf? Want to make them longer
    and sharper? Put in a kernel debugger, Linus, and the wolf will be even
    more ferocious. I appreciate the honest, open response, BTW.

    Jeff

    >
    > Linus
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