Re: [Kiobuf-io-devel] RFC: Kernel mechanism: Compound event wait /notify + callback chains

From: Rik van Riel (
Date: Thu Feb 01 2001 - 13:32:48 EST

On Thu, 1 Feb 2001, Alan Cox wrote:

> > Sure. But Linus saing that he doesn't want more of that (shit, crap,
> > I don't rember what he said exactly) in the kernel is a very good reason
> > for thinking a little more aboyt it.
> No. Linus is not a God, Linus is fallible, regularly makes mistakes and
> frequently opens his mouth and says stupid things when he is far too busy.

People may remember Linus saying a resolute no to SMP
support in Linux ;)

In my experience, when Linus says "NO" to a certain
idea, he's usually objecting to bad design decisions
in the proposed implementation of the idea and the
lack of a nice alternative solution ...

... but as soon as a clean, efficient and maintainable
alternative to the original bad idea surfaces, it seems
to be quite easy to convince Linus to include it.



Virtual memory is like a game you can't win;
However, without VM there's truly nothing to lose...

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