Unfortunately, our biggest competitors are our previous kernels,
and we (were?) really good at writing really fast kernels. And most
of our users who are running the competition are completely
satisfied with all the features it has, so an "upgrade" that
causes a slowdown does not go down well. A feature that 0.01% of
people might use but causes a 0.1% slowdown for everyone
else... may not actually be a good idea. Performance is a feature
too, and every time we do this, we trade off a little bit of that
for things most people don't need.
-- Nick Piggin
The fact is, maintainership does _not_ mean ownership. It means
that you should be _responsible_ for the code, and you get credit
for it, but if problems happen you do NOT "own" it. Not at all.
If you don't understand that, you shouldn't be a maintainer.
-- Linus Torvalds
It looks like the Linux kernel maintainers are frowning on the
FatELF patches. Some got the idea and disagreed, some didn't seem
to hear what I was saying, and some showed up just to be rude.
I didn't really expect to be walking into the buzzsaw that I did. I
imagined people would discuss the merits and flaws of the idea and
we'd work towards an agreeable solution that improves Linux for
everyone. It sure seemed to be going that way at first. Ultimately,
I got hit over the head with package management, the bane of
third-party development, as a panacea for everything.
If anyone wants a choice quote from me about the recent Linux
holes, this is what I have to say: Linus is too busy thinking about
masturabating [sic] monkeys, he doesn't have time to care about
-- Theo de Raadt
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