Re: about the flood of trivial patches and the Code of Conduct (was: Re: [PATCH 19/25] sched: Use bool function return values of true/false not 1/0)

From: One Thousand Gnomes
Date: Mon Apr 13 2015 - 08:19:11 EST

> Besides, old code is somewhat like an ancient building. Yes, it needs to be
> kept in a good shape, but you won't replace bricks in it just because they are
> old, will you?

When they matter to the integrity and they are likely to be full of
internal cracks and holes you do.

What concerns me more is that we now have lots of old driver code in the
kernel that nobody uses, that nobody cares about in reality but which has
been turd polished to the point that at casual glance it looks maintained
and useful but probably hasn't been tested in years.


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