Well, i consider kernel development to be just another form of
software development, so i don't subscribe to the view that it is
intrinsically different. (Yes, the kernel has many unique aspects -
but most software projects have unique aspects.)
In terms of development methodology and tools, in fact i claim that
the kernel workflow and style of development can be applied to most
user-space software projects with great success.
-- Ingo Molnar
And I'd like to point out that largely *because* NetworkManager
usually doesn't work around stupid drivers and bad infrastructure,
but instead encourages developers (including myself) to fix that
infrastructure and drivers, we've come quite a long way in driver
quality over the past few years.
NetworkManager is both the carrot and the stick. If NM just worked
around broken stuff and proprietary drivers, it would be a
hacktower of doom and we may still be stuck largely in
-- Dan Williams
Where's your bravery, man? :-)
I've been using [ext4] on my laptop since July, and haven't lost
significant amounts of data yet.
-- Ted Ts'o
Trying to play God by fsync'ing your file descriptor is first of
all, a very selfish thing, and second of all, rather less effective
than you seem to think it is.
-- Tom Christiansen
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