Re: [PATCH] 2.5.31 driverfs: patch for your consideration

From: jw schultz (
Date: Tue Aug 20 2002 - 01:51:59 EST

On Mon, Aug 19, 2002 at 08:32:55PM -0700, Greg KH wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 19, 2002 at 09:54:35PM +0000, Adam Belay wrote:
> > By the way, is diethotplug a space efficient binary version of the
> > hotplug scripts or is there more to it then that?
> Yes it is a space efficient version (the resulting binary is usually
> 300% smaller than the original modules.*map files being used.) It
> achieves these space savings at the expense of flexibility, the binary
> is always tied to a specific kernel version.

My apologies if you meant 30%


Arrgh! Please explain the math. How can something be more
than 100% smaller than something else.

I know it is OT but this marketing math really bugs me.
i've yet to see anyone explain how y = x - (3x) where x < 0
and y <= 0 can yield a positive number without first proving
-1 == 1.


	J.W. Schultz            Pegasystems Technologies
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