The problem is that SystemTap hasn't really benefited from
community based innovation largely because it doesn't have much of
a community. The bigger picture problem Red Hat didn't see when
they accepted the cash was that this project wouldn't generate a
community just from the usual publish the code and they will come
philosophy. The result is what we see to day: a klunky and
accident prone tool that has sun engineers writing trite little
homilies on the benefits of a planned political operating system.
-- James Bottomley
Think about some of the evil perpetrated by hal and the userspace
suspend-resume scripts (and how much complexity with random XML
fragments getting parsed by various dbus plugins), and tell me with
a straight face that you would trust these modern-day desktop
application writers with this interface. Because they *will* find
some interesting way to (ab)use it.....
-- Ted Ts'o
It's readily obvious that people (ie: top-level maintainers) aren't
even compile-testing their own stuff once it's merged into
linux-next. You say (but don't provide evidence that) linux-next
is too unstable to develop against. Well guess why? Because
people are choosing to let it be that way.
-- Andrew Morton
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