Re: What's left over.

From: Linus Torvalds (
Date: Fri Nov 01 2002 - 01:36:35 EST

On Fri, 1 Nov 2002, Bill Davidsen wrote:
> If you really believed the stuff you say you'd put it in and promise to
> take it out if people didn't find it useful or there were inherent
> limitations.

This never works. Be honest. Nobody takes out features, they are stuck
once they get in. Which is exactly why my job is to say "no", and why
there is no "accepted unless proven bad".

> It would probably take 10-30% off the time to a stable release.

Talk is cheap.

I've not seen a _single_ bug-report with a fix that attributed the
existing LKCD patches. I might be more impressed if I had.

The basic issue is that we don't put patches in in the hope that they will
prove themselves later. Your argument is fundamentally flawed.


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