> The Moore's law reference stinks. It is a typical commercial vendor
> apologist view. Sorry, our software sucks, we know, but just buy faster hw
> and make up for our crap.
> When you argue that way, you take no pride in your code. And pride is what
> built this kernel.
Well, maybe, you can have clean code that runs 12% slower, or you can have code that's #ifdef'ed to hell that runs at the old speed. In that case, which would you rather have?
Keep in mind, if you choose route #2, people in 2015 might use your name as a curse...
Obviously this is an oversimplification. But still, the point remains: don't criticize the code until you've seen it and understand the tradeoffs.