The magic constant police and the whitespace police are the TSA of
the Linux kernel.
In theory they are there to make things safer, but silently
everyone thinks that these were the little kids that always got
bullied in kindergarten, and this is their revenge to the rest of
van de Ven
FWIW, I'm all for performance backports. They do have a downside
though (other than the risk of bugs slipping in, or triggering
When the next enterprise kernel is built, marketeers ask for
numbers to make potential customers drool over, and you _can't
produce any_ because you wedged all the spiffy performance stuff
into the crusty old kernel.
-- Mike Galbraith
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