"The _real_ bug is clearly in the hardware design that allows you to brick those things without apparently even having a lock bit. I'm hoping Intel doesn't treat this as just a software bug. Some hw designer should be thinking hard about which orifice they put their head up in."
"Some secure protocols like SSH send encrypted keystrokes as they're typed. By doing timing analysis you can figure out which keys the user probably typed (keys that are physically close together on a keyboard can be typed faster). A careful analysis can reveal the length of passwords and probably some of [the] password itself."
"A weak coder becomes a strong coder by reading code and writing code - every day, for fun."
"Be careful -- there are some serious dragons there in the presence of multiple threads."
"'Good enough' is never good enough ;) What is the ideal implementation? Let's implement that."
"The C standard will eventually support concurrency (they are working on it), and it will almost inevitably be a horrible pile of stinking sh*t, and we'll continue to use the gcc inline asms instead, but then the gcc people will ignore our complaints when they break the compiler, and say that we should use the stinking pile-of-sh*t ones that are built in.
"The delta cache was really a huge hack that just turned out rather successful. It's been hacked on further since (to do some half-way reasonable replacement with _another_ hack by adding an LRU on top of it), but it really is very hacky indeed."
"If web browsers, office suites and mail clients on Windows have certain kinds of vulnerabilities, it is safe to assume that the same programs on Linux will have similar problems."
"Any benchmark is going to be a benchmark of the OS as much as it is going to be a benchmark of the filesystem. It's pretty hard to separate the two. ZFS is best tested on Open Solaris. UFS is best tested on FreeBSD, EXT3 is best tested on Linux, and HAMMER of course is best tested on DragonFly."
"History is a one way street, and you might as well have the fs known the way it is so that people remember 'reiser oh wasn't he the guy who..' - unless you are trying to market the fs I guess."
"Security is not an absolute. Just as the terrorists win if it can induce the White House to shred the constitution and force us all to live in a constant state of fear, it is also pointless to induce people to install software that horrifically slows down their server so badly that you can't get anything done."
"As of now there are no known bugs, though I'm sure that will change as more DragonFly users start using the filesystem :-)"
"The default value should be 'off', unless it's _needed_ by people. Have you guys looked at the size of the kernel lately? Bloat is bloat. Just because it's conditional is not an excuse."
"Maybe we should change Andrew's name to be Adrew Norom throughout the kernel sources, that might also save a few bytes."
"So you are going to try to force us to take something into the Linux kernel due to the security inadequacies of a totally different operating system? You might want to rethink that argument :)"