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SubjectRe: Fwd: Re: OT: svscan and the hard disk
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Followup to:  <20011201002956.A3050@dardhal.mired.net>
By author: =?iso-8859-1?Q?Jos=E9_Luis_Domingo_L=F3pez?=
<jdomingo@internautas.org>
In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
>
> On Friday, 30 November 2001, at 09:33:21 -0300,
> Martín Marqués wrote:
>
> > Any thoughts on what DJB thinks of the Linux FS?
> >
> > Sorry for him, each day I convince myself of not using Qmail ever!
> >
> Does this means that the opinions of those who don't think like you
> doesn't quality, or worth being taken into account ?.
>
> How many times a week do you hear "subsystem X is broken", or "kernel
> developer Y fucked this" on this list ?. Is this different from the same
> facts, but being said by someone (DJB) who obviously has many people
> against, for several reasons (many of them, non-technical ones) ?
>
> PS: first and last email from my part on this subject.
>

The thing about it, is that he seems to be complaining about *HIS OWN*
bugs! If he relies on system calls having semantics any other than
the one specified in the POSIX standard, his code is either
fundamentally broken, or he needs it very clearly documented. He
seems to be relying on "well, BSD behaved this way in the past" and
then blames Linux when his assumptions fall apart.

-hpa
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http://www.zytor.com/~hpa/puzzle.txt <amsp@zytor.com>
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