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I'm not detecting here a sufficient appreciation of the number of sched-related regressions we've seen in recent years, nor of the difficulty encountered in diagnosing and fixing them. Let alone the difficulty getting those fixes propagated out a *long* time after the regression was added.

You're taking a whizzy new feature which drastically changes a critical core kernel feature and jamming it into mainline with a vestigial amount of testing coverage without giving sufficient care and thought to the practical lessons which we have learned from doing this in the past.

-- Andrew Morton, worried about adaptive mutexes.

And to compiler people, being able to do things that are clearly nonsensical seems to often be seen as a really good thing, because it means that they no longer have to worry about whether the end result works or not - they just got permission to do stupid things in the name of optimization.
-- Linus Torvalds

Me, I'd be 100% behind the idea if it had a credible prospect of a net reduction in the number of slab allocator implementations. I guess the naming convention will limit us to 26 of them. Fortunate indeed that the kernel isn't written in cyrillic!
-- Andrew Morton on merging SLQB
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Posted Jan 22, 2009 3:25 UTC (Thu) by ncm (subscriber, #165) [Link]

I think the balance of opinion was that SLQB should be pronounced "quibbles", although "squabble" made a strong showing. I suggest using whichever appeals to you, and see which ends up used more. As my multi-variable calculus professor insisted every time he used the same symbol to mean five different things in a derivation, "there can be no confusion."

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Posted Jan 22, 2009 5:02 UTC (Thu) by flewellyn (subscriber, #5047) [Link]

I was really hoping for "guppie", but oh well...


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