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SubjectRe: [RFD w/info-PATCH] device arguments from lookup, partion code


On Sun, 20 May 2001, Alan Cox wrote:

> > Linus, as much as I'd like to agree with you, you are hopeless optimist.
> > 90% of drivers contain code written by stupid gits.
^^^^^^^
>
> I think thats a very arrogant and very mistaken view of the problem. 90%
> of the driver are written by people who are

written by != contain code written by. Stuff initally written by sane
people tends to get all sorts of crap into it. Unfortunately.

The problem being: very few people actually read the code in drivers/*.
And crap accumulates. The messier it is, the faster it gets shitted.

So relying on the people finding crappy ->write() instances and ridiculing
the authors in public is... well, somewhat naive. There's more than enough
crap already and that simply doesn't happen. It _can_ be done, but it will
take more than just having the code sitting there.

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