Basically, file systems are not databases, and databases are not
file systems. There seems to be an unfortunate tendency for
application programmers to want to use file systems as databases,
and they suffer as a result.
-- Ted Ts'o
We simply do not add kernel facilities that can produce a stack
overflow, memory corruption and triple fault if a rare debug
statement triggers in an IRQ context by accident.
-- Ingo Molnar
There is absolutely _no_ excuse for
an endless loop in kernel mode. Certainly not "the other end is
EVERYBODY is incompetent sometimes. That just means that you must
never trust the other end too much. You can't say "we require the
server to be sane in order not to lock up".
-- Linus Torvalds
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