[BUG] New Kernel Bugs

Adrian Bunk bunk at kernel.org
Tue Nov 13 15:04:07 EST 2007

On Tue, Nov 13, 2007 at 07:46:49PM +0000, Russell King wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 13, 2007 at 08:30:35PM +0100, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> > There is this silly limit that noone can work more than 168 hours per 
> > week on the Linux kernel, and some kernel developers seem to take the 
> > liberty of spending even less time on kernel development...
> That limit of 168 hours applies all around the world to everyone.
> Moreover, not all kernel developers are employed to hack on the
> kernel for 168 hours a week.
> For me, personally, that figure is in reality about 24 hours a
> week.  Yes, just 24.  The rest of the time (like *now*) is time I'm
> volunteering because I happen to be reading my email...
> ... and happen to be wasting replying to discussions like this rather
> than reading that message which has just arrived on the ARM kernel
> mailing list from someone having problems using copy_from_user()
> with a kernel pointer.
> So, please, stop this idea that somehow kernel developers can
> somehow spend infinite amounts of time solving lots and lots of
> bugs.

Sorry, that happens when using irony in a non-native language...

What I wanted to express:
Noone has unlimited time for kernel development.

> Russell King



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       "Only a promise," Lao Er said.
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