Whatever. Give them credit for their work where it is due (absolutely). But people who hijack threads with twisted misrepresentations of what is being discussed are ruinous to the value of this site.
My "defense" of Linus against what seems an unwarranted accusation is justified since no one has adequately explained why the 2004 patch didn't get reworked into an acceptable solution that then got promoted upstream. It now seems less of a technical issue, and more of a communication issue, and I'm seeing *ample* evidence to suggest what kind of factors may have led to that unfortunate situation.
On a side note, to both 'cde' and 'avik', I appreciate your input. In particular 'cde', whom I took issue with stating this was a problem of "priority". This further convinces me it isn't a matter of priorities, but personalities, and "we" may indeed have been denied an earlier fix solely because of it. Thankfully, the right personalities belatedly addressed this particular issue.