> He will immediately get 13 (unwarranted) "Do not feed the troll" replies.
> Negative comments about the Linux process on lkml receive very negative
> feedback, especially if they come from someone who is not a regular
Then he can post privately to the -stable team. But I think that unfortunately, Brad is not
trying to improve Linux but to demonstrate it's a pile of crap, maybe in order to promote
security add-ons such as grsecurity. But it's doing no service to him either because acting
this way will scare away people who look for a reliable system.
IMHO, he would be of great help if he would accept to be on the -stable reviewers list. He
will be able to remind all of us about security impacts when not perceived, suggest missing
patches just in time for inclusion, he will get general gratitude for this useful work and
will feel proud of really improving the kernel security.
Attacking the work of the stable team as he does now is unfair. The stable series is the thing
which made 2.6 usable, and I know it's a tough work for Greg and Chris. Suggesting and helping
would be more welcome than whining.
And it's not like Brad does not have the skills to do so, which is really a shame.