Re: Nasty comments
Thu, 25 Jul 1996 16:51:30 +0200

Linus Torvalds:

: ..., and a patch like

: - printk("Fucking sun blows me\n");
: + /* Sun _does_ blow me, but the user may not want to know about it */
: + /* printk("Fucking sun blows me\n"); */

: would probably have been accepted by me on-the-spot.

: However, it is NOT ok to just act like a mindless robot and just remove every
: profanity in sight. That way lies book-burning and "forbidden" thoughts.
: Sugarcoating it with "moral reasons", thinking _you_ have the moral right to
: suppress others, is the ultimate immorality.

: Thus endeth "Lessons in morality 101",

Well said.

But the message itself is buggy and should be fixed.
Not (only) because Victorian-minded people might object,
but because this is the message that gets printed
when you try to mount a FreeBSD ufs filesystem, in
the mistaken belief that the "-t ufs" mount option
would handle those.