"You are quite welcome to propose a sane locking scheme capable of dealing with that mess."
"Well that would have been a nice roothole for someone. Thanks."
"Do we really need 128-bit time? You must be planning to live forever."
"Well, it seems people are starting to get some things working, and my mailbox has certainly been busy."
"There are some people who believe that a GPL license *does* make the world a better place, since it doesn't allow a company like NetApp to take a open-source licensed OS, make millions off of it, and not be obligated to contribute changes back."
"This month yet another milestone was reached: note the 'Recent traffic' fields (both in kilobytes and number of messages): c.o.linux is actually more active than alt.sex according to newsstat."
"Exposing bugs is good for development, bad for business."
"Rule #1 in kernel programming: don't *ever* think that things actually work the way they are documented to work. The documentation is a starting point, nothing else."
"'Layered approach' is not a magic incantation to excuse any bit of snake oil. Homeopathic remedies might not harm (pure water is pure water), but that's not an excuse for quackery. And frankly, most of the 'security improvement' crowd sound exactly like woo-peddlers."
"It's all a bit unusual and complex, but this is an exceptional set of features - let's hang in there."
"You're not a big fan of checkpatch, I see."
"I'd like to get rid of some of the glass, and replace it with padding. Because you all know we'd all fit better in a padded room than a glass house.."
"It's been NACKed a few times, and just reposting it won't help."
"Standards are just papers. Yes, they're important, but they are definitely not more important than anything else, and they are a lot _less_ important than some people seem to think."
"Sorry, I'm just not going to apply a patch like that. I mean, how the heck is anyone else supposed to understand what you're up to?"