Re; MTD (2) Block Driver broken

Jörn Engel joern at
Mon Mar 7 09:24:02 EST 2005

On Mon, 7 March 2005 13:06:56 +0000, Gareth Bult wrote:
> Ahh, right, that makes sense.
> I re-write a driver so it works properly.
> You clean up all the code I've written to the extent that it no longer
> works. (was it 22 different patches?)
> Code gets submitted to kernel (obviously without testing) and ends up in
> the live tree as broken code.
> And it it's "my" fault for not checking and fixing all YOUR changes ?!
> Right.

Sure.  You have your reasons to be pissed and I have no problem to
acknowledge them.  The current driver is broken and a fscking
embarrassment.  And I am to blame.  No doubt.

Yet - you have proven before and continue to prove than you are
impossible to work with:

> Well, firstly I have in interest in the integrity of the kernel tree -
> I've been working with it and on it since 1991. Secondly, you inserted
> my name into your broken code - I do not appreciate this.
> What would I like, I would suggest one of;
> a.    Fix your changes, TEST, and re-submit to the kernel tree
> or
> b.    Remove the new driver from the kernel tree
> Either way, I would appreciate it greatly if you would remove my name
> from your work.

Deal.  Thank you for the original code.  It is a shame, but apparently
working without you is the only possible solution.

> Incidentally, there's nothing wrong with my memory (yet) and I'm still
> not interested in working on the mtd driver for exactly the same reasons
> as previously mentioned.

In that case, I shall consider it a an act of extreme politeness that
you directed your constructive criticism personally to me.  Very
efficient on so many levels.

Jörn, trying his best not to flame

"Error protection by error detection and correction."
-- from a university class

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