Kernel bugs: out of control?
Posted May 11, 2006 19:04 UTC (Thu) by oak
In reply to: Kernel bugs: out of control?
Parent article: Kernel bugs: out of control?
> If the approach of continuing to re-engineer interfaces and
> systems to eliminate categories of problems offends you,
> then the linux kernel in general should offend you, since
> this has been the mode of operation since day one.
This reminds me of the recent change in Glibc, they now
abort programs which do double frees.
Yes, more programs may now be "appear unstable", but I personally
prefer application rather being terminated than silently corrupting
my data when they hobble forward with inconsistent state.
Broken apps should be shot down as soon as possible so that
people know to fix them, this is the Unix way.
If you don't force quality, you don't get it.
You end up with an unmaintainable mess instead.
> There _are_ other free unixes which have a much more
> conservative approach. They are not horrible.
I'm sure the person complaining here would then
complain about the lack of features and HW support...
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