Re: URGENT: A Plea to the owners of

Theodore Y. Ts'o (tytso@MIT.EDU)
Wed, 2 Apr 1997 16:53:31 -0500

Date: Wed, 2 Apr 1997 13:41:48 -0600 (CST)
From: Phil Lewis <>

I, personally, would like it very much if the real kernel development
could be carried on on linux-kernel. Maybe its the lack of in-depth
discussion of kernel internal workings that makes people think we have
time to worry about what 1 divided by zero equals.

I've noticed that when the mailing list got gatewayed to USENET, the
average quality of the postings went *way* down. At least (as far as I
know), most of the people who actually write code are still listening on
this list, even if they don't post as much these days.

The problem is that none of us has time to respond to every single
lame-brained idea that gets raised. Ah, for the good old days when most
of the "I've got a great idea" was usually followed (in the same
message) with a "and here's a patch which implements it".

We still have some of that, but there are a lot of people who seem to be
posting on the list simply aren't kernel developers, and don't have the
expertise to do kernel development. Sigh.....

- Ted