Some day someone will write something that supercedes the Linux
kernel. Probably before that someone should either fix or replace C
so that it has an inbuilt ability to describe locking and
statically enforce some of the locking rules at compile time. I'm
sure my generation of programmers will despise the resulting
language but in time we will all thank whoever does it.
Inside of Oracle, we've decided to make btrfs the default
filesystem for Oracle Linux. This is going into beta now and we'll
increase our usage of btrfs in production over the next four to six
months... What this means is that absolutely cannot move forward
without btrfsck. RH, Fujitsu, SUSE and others have spent a huge
amount of time on the filesystem and it is clearly time to start
putting it into customer hands.
-- Chris Mason
Note that if your laptop allows incoming ssh connections, and you
logged into master.kernel.org with ssh forwarding enabled, your
laptop may not be safe. So be very, very careful before you assume
that your laptop is safe. At least one kernel developer, after he
got past the belief, "surely I could have never had my machine be
compromised", looked carefully and found rootkits on his machines.
-- Ted Ts'o
The more important point is that as far as the linux-kernel
community is concerned, the guy we've all seen show up at
conferences and present stuff all these times *is* Andrew Morton,
even if his real name is George Q. Smith and he's been on the run
for the last 27 years for an embarrassing incident involving an
ostrich, the mayor's daughter, and 17 gallons of mineral oil in the
atrium of the museum.
-- Valdis Kletnieks
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