|| ||Matt Mackall <mpm-AT-selenic.com>|
|| ||Herbert Xu <herbert-AT-gondor.apana.org.au>|
|| ||Re: [PATCH] Stop scaring users with "treason uncloaked!"|
|| ||Thu, 18 Dec 2008 17:06:13 -0600|
|| ||davem-AT-davemloft.net, linux-kernel-AT-vger.kernel.org,
|| ||Article, Thread
On Fri, 2008-12-19 at 09:44 +1100, Herbert Xu wrote:
> Matt Mackall <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > These debug messages are uninformative and extremely alarming. Rather
> > than reporting a peer as a treacherous attacker, report it more
> > correctly as simply broken.
> What's next, you're going to remove "printer on fire" as well?
> This message has been there for eons and is part of Linux lore.
No one has printer ports any more so it hardly seems worth the trouble.
Most people won't actually think their printer is on fire. But most
people WILL think there is serious cause for concern when they see this
for the first time in dmesg. Many will search the net for explanations
and come away confused and not entirely reassured. And at least one
clueless guy will call the police because he still thinks he's under
Now that certainly fits my definition of amusing and if my goal for
Linux was to amuse myself at the expense of users, I'd be all for
keeping it. But perversely, I actually want users to enjoy their
 Hell, I'd probably even get them to use git.
Mathematics is the supreme nostalgia of our time.
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