[Ksummit-2012-discuss] [ATTEND or not ATTEND] That's the question!
roland at kernel.org
Tue Jun 19 19:18:33 UTC 2012
On Tue, Jun 19, 2012 at 8:45 AM, Bjorn Helgaas <bhelgaas at google.com> wrote:
> We can try to address this by "educating developers" or "documenting
> the design better" or "delegating to submaintainers" or whatever.
> Those are valuable, but in some way they're cop-outs. A more
> effective fix would be to remove the landmines, reduce complexity, and
> improve the design. If we have coherent code that follows the
> hardware architecture and matches people's intuition about how things
> "should work," I think we'll get patches with fewer issues.
> Sorry, I think I just reiterated what you, Greg KH, Alan, et al have
> already said :)
No, I don't think that's just reiteration, I think it's an important point :)
There is a certain strain of thinking in our community that is resistant
to working on design improvements as you describe. And I think without
improving in that direction, we're going to drown in subtly broken patches.
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