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Re: Slow DOWN, please!!!

From:  Andrew Morton <akpm-AT-linux-foundation.org>
To:  Linus Torvalds <torvalds-AT-linux-foundation.org>
Subject:  Re: Slow DOWN, please!!!
Date:  Wed, 30 Apr 2008 18:31:49 -0700
Message-ID:  <20080430183149.78d97597.akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Cc:  "Rafael J. Wysocki" <rjw-AT-sisk.pl>, Willy Tarreau <w-AT-1wt.eu>, David Miller <davem-AT-davemloft.net>, linux-kernel-AT-vger.kernel.org, Jiri Slaby <jirislaby-AT-gmail.com>
Archive-link:  Article

On Wed, 30 Apr 2008 18:19:56 -0700 (PDT) Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org> wrote:

> You (and Andrew) have tried to argue that slowing things down results in 
> better quality,

eh?  I argued the opposite: that increasing quality will as a side-effect
slow things down.

If we simply throttled things, people would spend more time watching the
shopping channel while merging smaller amounts of the same old crap.



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