Muli Ben-Yehuda's journal

May 19, 2004

Al Viro on lkml, eloquent as usual

Filed under: Uncategorized — Muli Ben-Yehuda @ 8:15 AM
Date:   Tue, 18 May 2004 21:00:07 +0100
From: Al Viro
User-Agent: Mutt/1.4.1i
To: Mark Gross 
Cc: Christoph Hellwig, Tim Bird, linux kernel
Subject: Re: ANNOUNCE: CE Linux Forum - Specification V1.0 draft

On Tue, May 18, 2004 at 12:32:48PM -0700, Mark Gross wrote:
> These are some of the types of problems engineers at REAL software shops have
> to solve to be able to ship REAL product for REAL money.  If you haven't HAD
> to produce code like this yourself at some point in your carrier then you've
> lived a sheltered life.
> Its disingenuous for you to get on your ivory tower to point and laugh.

        Well, you see, after spending years cleaning up the excrements
of self-styled "REAL engineers" it's either get on the tower to point and
laugh or get on the tower to point and shoot.


  1. heh

    Comment by brad — May 18, 2004 @ 11:25 PM | Reply

    • Al Viro rocks my world. I’m still waiting for a flame haiku, though…

      Comment by mulix — May 19, 2004 @ 1:09 AM | Reply

  2. What kind of excrement is it?

    Comment by bicoherent — May 19, 2004 @ 12:22 AM | Reply

    • from what I understand from the thread, a proposal that is a thinly veiled effort to push (apparently crappy) code from the companies participating in the proposal into the kernel.

      Comment by mulix — May 19, 2004 @ 1:10 AM | Reply

  3. I vote for point and shoot.

    Comment by 77azkkr — May 19, 2004 @ 9:01 AM | Reply

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