"We've gone and made it awfully easy to get code into the kernel nowadays. Perhaps too easy. I'm presently having a little campaign of watching what's going on a bit more closely, and encouraging people to make it easier for others to see what's going on, should they choose to do so."
"Patches like this scare the pants off me."
"It's hard to overemphasise how out-of-balance the economics are here. You saved maybe thirty person-seconds by skipping the review and checkpatch steps. But the cost (if this bug had gone into mainline) would be many many thousands times higher than this."
"Sorry, but I've had it with this stuff and I'm tired of fixing everyone else's stuff. I'm just going to ship it. Good luck."
"I must say that the number of bugs which actually go away when the user stops using nvidia/fglrx/ndiswrapper/etc is a small minority."
"This is getting a bit anal, but I guess you're the is_power_of_2 maintainer... And I'm the dont-code-in-cpp-when-you-could-code-in-C maintainer."
"It took five solid hours to get this lot vaguely compiling. 20-30 fix patches needed, several trees dropped, 5-10 patches dropped. It is an altogether unimpressive performance."
"Well that would have been a nice roothole for someone. Thanks."
"The (void) cast isn't particularly popular practice. Did you find that it actually does anything useful?"
"It's all a bit unusual and complex, but this is an exceptional set of features - let's hang in there."
"You're not a big fan of checkpatch, I see."
"Sorry, I'm just not going to apply a patch like that. I mean, how the heck is anyone else supposed to understand what you're up to?"
"But hey, don't listen to me - I like C++, and approve of Java."
"I don't think we little angels want to tread here."
"I don't think there's any benefit to anyone for developers to hide their stuff on remote mailing lists. Copying lkml increases the chances that someone will spot a bug or some improvement and it generally keeps people informed as to what's going on. Yeah, 120,000 messages/year. But a lot of them are just noise. Patches are important."