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SubjectRe: [PATCH 17/11]Optimize the upload speed for PPP connection.
David Miller wrote:
> From: William Allen Simpson <>
> Date: Tue, 17 Nov 2009 05:20:09 -0500
>> What David may have meant, had he followed
>> Documentation/ManagementStyle or had any project management skills
>> what-so-ever, is that you need to follow
>> Documentation/SubmittingPatches more carefully.
> Are personal attacks on me really necessary?
Actually, ironic sarcasm (juxtaposition) is a form of humor, fairly
popular on such venues as "The Daily Show". :-)

> Do you want me to look closely at your patches with a high priority
> when you submit them for inclusion?
Great, you're planning to start a new practice? So far, I've only been
blessed with:

* 1st contact (Oct 2):

"Otherwise asking for a is absolutely pointless as we have no
context in which to judge the code you're showing us."

The context (and entire previous patch) was pointed at by a link
in the message, and an internet-draft, but that would have required
effort (clicking and browsing).

Not exactly what I'd call "look closely at your patches"....

* 2nd contact (Oct 5), replying to my post of Oct 3:

"struct tcp_sock is already WAY TOO BIG on 64-bit systems, adding
20 more bytes to it for some odd-ball feature is not something I'm
willing to do, sorry."

Always delighted to know our work is an "odd-ball feature"....

* 3rd contact, sending private email to you as maintainer, suggested by
Andi Kleen's "On submitting kernel patches" for resolving conflicts,
and getting flamed for sending private email to you!

* Recently, flamed for re-sending a query (after waiting 30 days):

"Complaining that your work isn't getting looked at in a timely
manner will always have the exact opposite effect that you want,
it makes people have a smaller desire to look at your stuff."

Yeah, 30 days just isn't long enough.... Fortunately, Eric Dumazet
and Paul E. McKenney were really helpful (and others privately), and
I thank them again!

* 2 days ago, flamed again for re-sending a patch (after waiting 5 days),
although you'd never Ack'd or otherwise responded.

> You may be right, but that doesn't matter if you're interested in
> working together with me in the future. There are diplomatic ways to
> do everything, and this wasn't one of those ways.
Working *together* would be handy! But that implies cooperation and
respect -- *not* biting the newbies nor dropping the F-bomb.

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