"I'd use stronger terms, but Al Viro would sue me for copyright infringement."
"We've got ourselves a developing bureaucracy. As in 'more and more ways of generating activity without doing anything even remotely useful'. Complete with tendency to operate in the ways that make sense only to bureaucracy in question and an ever-growing set of bylaws..."
"While we are talking about conventions, would you mind keeping lines in your mail shorter than 79 columns to avoid wraparounds in quoted text? Unlike your proposal, that one actually _is_ a common convention..."
"Apparmor can go play with itself. The proper fix is to lift the LSM nonsense into callers and leave vfs_...() alone."
"You are quite welcome to propose a sane locking scheme capable of dealing with that mess."
"'Layered approach' is not a magic incantation to excuse any bit of snake oil. Homeopathic remedies might not harm (pure water is pure water), but that's not an excuse for quackery. And frankly, most of the 'security improvement' crowd sound exactly like woo-peddlers."
"You know, you really are supposed to understand the code you are modifying..."