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Comment: Re:Just pointing out that Linus is usually fair (Score 1) 641

by MurukeshM (#46662633) Attached to: Linus Torvalds Suspends Key Linux Developer

Indeed. Note what Linus says further down the thread:

> Well, parsing kernel cmdline by systemd is a bad idea
No, we very much expose /proc/cmdline for a reason. System services
are *supposed* to parse it, because it gives a unified way for people
to pass in various flags. The kernel doesn't complain about flags it
doesn't recognize, exactly because the kernel realizes that "hey,
maybe this flag is for something else". ...
And yes, that does include "quiet" and "debug". Parsing them and doing
something sane with them is not a bug, it's a feature. ...
And the thing is, this has never really been a problem in practice.
Because nobody minds if some kernel option like "debug" makes not only
the kernel enable debugging, but some system deamon log a bit more
too. ...

It does become a problem when you have a system service developer who
thinks the universe revolves around him, and nobody else matters, and
people sending him bug-reports are annoyances that should be ignored
rather than acknowledged and fixed. At that point, it's a problem.

It looks like Greg has stepped in as a baby-sitter for Kay, and things
are going to be fixed. And I'd really like to avoid adding hacky code
to the kernel because of Kay's continued bad behavior, so I hope this
works. But it's really sad that things like this get elevated to this
kind of situation, and I personally find it annoying that it's always
the same f*cking primadonna involved.

One of the original suggestions was utilities parsing the kernel command line was a Bad Thing (TM).

Comment: Re:Its lawsuits not regulation, leads to kit aircr (Score 1) 473

by MurukeshM (#46215189) Attached to: Ugly Trends Threaten Aviation Industry

Quoting from that Wikipedia article:

GARA is a statute of repose generally shielding most manufacturers of aircraft (carrying fewer than 20 passengers), and aircraft parts, from liability for most accidents (including injury or fatality accidents) involving their products that are 18 years old or older (at the time of the accident) , even if manufacturer negligence was a cause.

(Emphasis mine.)

Comment: Re:Duh? (Score 1) 148

by MurukeshM (#46020383) Attached to: Examining the User-Reported Issues With Upgrading From GCC 4.7 To 4.8

I misspoke, I am not studying GCC for a course, the course is GCC: CS 715 at IIT Bombay - Design and and Implementation of GNU Compiler Generation Framework taught by Prof. Uday Khedkar.
The course plan includes studying the various passes (analysis, optimizations, etc.) that GCC makes, adding/modifying passes, and implementing a machine description for GCC. The languages analyzed are C and C++, with initial activity on x86 systems and then on spim, the MIPS simulator.

Comment: Re:Duh? (Score 1) 148

by MurukeshM (#46018693) Attached to: Examining the User-Reported Issues With Upgrading From GCC 4.7 To 4.8

Wasn't he the one who started out with that ridiculous Java vs C# comparison? I usually ignore any article with his name on it, but I am studying GCC for a course. Turns out, I should have continued ignoring.

Thus mathematics may be defined as the subject in which we never know what we are talking about, nor whether what we are saying is true. -- Bertrand Russell