Re: the " 'official' point of view" expressed by kernelnewbies.orgregarding reiser4 inclusion

From: Russell Cattelan
Date: Tue Jul 25 2006 - 15:11:35 EST

On Sun, 2006-07-23 at 01:20 -0600, Hans Reiser wrote:
> Jeff, I think that a large part of what is going on is that any patch
> that can be read in 15 minutes gets reviewed immediately, and any patch
> that is worked on for 5 years and then takes a week to read gets
> neglected. This is true even if line for line the 1 week to read patch
> is more valuable. What is more is that people know this is
> irrational, but aren't able to cure it in themselves. Even I have a
> problem of paying too much attention to endless 5 minute emails when I
> know I should instead, say, read the compression plugin from beginning
> to end.
> There is nothing about small patches that makes them better code. There
> is no reason we should favor them, if the developers are willing to work
> on something for 5 years to escape a local optimum, that is often the
> RIGHT thing to do.
> It is importand that we embrace our diversity, and be happy for the
> strength it gives us. Some of us are good at small patches that evolve,
> and some are good at escaping local optimums. We all have value, both
> trees and grass have their place in the world.
Which is summed up quite well by:

It seem to be a well know tendency for people to want to
be involved in some way, thus keeping to much of the development
cycle internal tends to generate friction.

-Russell Cattelan

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