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Re: networking bugs and

To: "David S. Miller" <davem@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: networking bugs and
From: Davide Libenzi <davidel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2003 15:11:53 -0700 (PDT)
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On Fri, 27 Jun 2003, David S. Miller wrote:

>    From: Davide Libenzi <davidel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>    Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2003 15:02:00 -0700 (PDT)
>    David, your method is the dream of every software developer.
> It is not a dream, it works perfectly fine and has done so
> for 5+ years of Linux maintainence.
> To make these things scale you MUST push the work out to other people,
> you absolutely cannot centralize.  And here we're pushing it out to
> the bug reporters, just like we push the work of patch maintainence to
> the patch submitters.
> If they don't care about the bug and won't retransmit when their
> stuff isn't being looked at, their bug isn't worth being looked
> at.

David, I'm not willing to waste both precious time arguing on this but I
will leave you question to think about. Is a bug report more useful for
the user of a "system" or for the "system" itself ?

- Davide

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