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Linus Torvalds pens vintage 'f*cking' rant at kernel dev's 'utter BS'

Chronos Silver badge


I'm wondering how relevant is the fact that this comes from the Googleplex. Very is my guess. As far as I can tell, Linus sees the checker halting the machine with a BUG() where a WARN_ON and continue would be more appropriate. That trips my tinfoil hat into thinking Google prefer the machine to stop rather than allowing a potential root vector (Android, given that they've expressed a recent interest in taking back control of their OS) whereas Linus wants bug reports and meaningful information which require the machine to still be in a somewhat accessible state rather than limiting the user's access to her own bloody hardware.

In this instance, Linus is bang on the money.

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