Re: Updated 2.4 TODO List -- new addition WAS(test9 PCI

From: Horst von Brand (
Date: Thu Oct 12 2000 - 05:26:57 EST said:
> On Wed, Oct 11, 2000 at 11:21:06PM -0400, Horst von Brand wrote:
> > also moves forward a lot faster than glibc, and grows a lot. A bug in glibc
> > means an application goes down or screws up, a bug in the kernel can mean
> > masive data loss in no time at all.

> Foolhardy as it may be, people do _use_ the operating system to run
> important applications and an "application goes down or screws up" can be
> quite serious.

Yes. But "the kernel screws up and crashes" is more serious, as it takes
_all_ applications with it. And if it is "screws up and scribbles on de
disks" the losses are even much more serious.

Horst von Brand                   
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