The problem is that if we allow the release to be stalled by bugs
it allows one sluggish maintainer to block the entire kernel. At
some point in time we do need to just give up and hope that the bug
will get fixed in 2.6.x.y or that it'll just magically fix itself
later on (this happens, for various reasons).
We get in the situation where lots of people are sitting there with
arms folded, complaining about lack of a new kernel release while
nobody is actually working on the bugs. Nobody knows why this
-- Andrew Morton
Actually "sprinkling with penguin pee" means that something is
blessed (it's like a kernel baptism). Maybe that's not very
civilized, but hey, penguins don't have thumbs, and are thus kind
of limited in their actions. Don't be speciest.
-- Linus Torvalds
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