That said, Linus never apologises for his own out-rightly abusive comments and actions. There's no way he's going to apologise on behalf of someone else, especially when there's some truth to the kernel developers comments - there are known bugs in the Samsung firmware. They just made the mistake of assuming that this particular one was one of those instead of one of their own. The best we can hope for is those responsible developers apologising on their own behalf.
This is just another case of "Not My Problem" syndrome that too many techs get into.
No, it's a case of everyone jumping to conclusions.
Samsung drives went on a blacklist for issuing the commands to them due to this bug?
No, they went on the queued TRIM blacklist due to a different bug. This bug was an unrelated serial TRIM bug when used in conjunction with RAID.