"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."
"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.
"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."
"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 :)"
"This wants doing with a hash not a prayer that '32 slots is enough'."
"My suggestion to you would be to find the comments that were made by the reviewers way back when, and make sure those comments have been addressed. Then, re-request a code review, and promise that you won't abuse, and insult the integrity and impugn the motivations of the reviewers..."
"If a reporter doesn't respond to say 'it's still open', it needs to be closed. It doesn't matter one whit whether there has been developer action on it or not. We cannot keep old reports open - it's a total waste for developers to even _look_ at anything that is more than roughly a month old and hasn't been verified to be still be an issue."
"Geeze you're picky! If everyone was like you we wouldn't need that nice oops-printing code."
"Wow. 6924d1ab8b7bbe5ab416713f5701b3316b2df85b is a work of art. Is it ascii-art tetris? a magic eye picture? you decide! It looks even more spectacular in gitk."
"Looking at the code it's apparently because I'm not an optimistic enough dad. But hey, if you had three pre-teenage girls, you might not be all that optimistic either."