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Comment: O_DIRECT (Score 2, Funny) 387

by Smallpond (#48164545) Attached to: Torvalds: I Made Community-Building Mistakes With Linux

I was looking to improve some I/O performance by using aligned buffers and O_DIRECT and ran across this tirade from Torvalds:

"The thing that has always disturbed me about O_DIRECT is that the whole
interface is just stupid, and was probably designed by a deranged monkey
on some serious mind-controlling substances"

Comment: Re:Update to Godwin's law? (Score 1) 575

by Smallpond (#48042791) Attached to: Obama Administration Argues For Backdoors In Personal Electronics

If you look at the college student he just posted about doing something, then the FBI convinced him to actually do it, then he was arrested. He was stupid, but its not clear he ever would have done anything without encouragement. He had no ties to terrorist groups, but the FBI can still show off how they "caught a terrorist" and you fell for it.

Comment: BIOS (Score 1) 221

by Smallpond (#47970449) Attached to: Outlining Thin Linux

One thing we need to do is pry open the BIOS. Why should we need a VGA and keyboard or serial port to configure the hardware? Why is initializing the memory interface a secret? We can't improve servers if the hardware is still tied to the original IBM PC.

To thine own self be true. (If not that, at least make some money.)