Proposal: "debug" branch for the kernel
jayv at synth.net
Wed Jul 9 13:05:17 CEST 2008
> Let me preface this by noting another nice feature of FOSS development
> is the free advice that turns up in ones inbox, often enumerating the
> ways one sucks, but not always. I heard it wasn't always anyway.
Your Suck wants Freedom!
> Stuff has to get floated and discussed, no matter how comforting the
> idea of a leather-clad jackbooted "all wise" Design Sadist may feel to
> some folks. As I said I don't think anybody is "all wise" on all the
> layers we deal with.
All I'm saying is that we need a bit of a cattle prod to keep you guys
> *shrug* I can imagine designs that are done entirely in kernel space
> some reason. This is just pure prejudice on your part to imagine a
> of userspace overlords. Although if they had a sexy uniform and
> prettier than the current userspace guys, I might be convinced to go
> along with this.
If they weren't guys, I'd be standing in line with you.
> Like I said about a thousand times an actual spec for this product, so
> long as it was sane and self-consistent with its goals is the missing
> ingredient. Generally if people discuss technical stuff without
> prejudice and insecurity they can quickly reach a globally
> acceptable way.
Generally you're right, and I concur: an actual spec would be nice.
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