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There's A Kernel Subsystem Being Dropped In Linux 5.3 As Easier To Start Over Than Fix

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  • #11
    Originally posted by Sonadow View Post
    Wait.

    CERN developed the FMC subsystem for the Linux kernel with other authors.

    "The authors" now claim that it's turd and removed it from their development tree, and have requested upstream to follow though with its removal in 5.2.

    So CERN developed turd for seven years before deciding that it's turd?
    Turd polishing is pretty much the definition of CERN's system infrastructure. The entire LHC software stack is built on top of the technologically obsolete CentOS distribution by recompiling a more recent version of almost every single package from source using a CMake-generated makefile...

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    • #12
      Originally posted by HadrienG View Post
      Turd polishing is pretty much the definition of CERN's system infrastructure. The entire LHC software stack is built on top of the technologically obsolete CentOS distribution by recompiling a more recent version of almost every single package from source using a CMake-generated makefile...
      I can imagine 22nd century history books: "In 2012 CERN discovered the Higgs boson at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), but that was shadowed by the used of an ugly Linux kernel subsystem to interface with their FPGAs and a patched obsolete CentOS distribution".

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      • #13
        Originally posted by andresdju View Post
        I can imagine 22nd century history books: "In 2012 CERN discovered the Higgs boson at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), but that was shadowed by the used of an ugly Linux kernel subsystem to interface with their FPGAs and a patched obsolete CentOS distribution".
        Please don't joke about the psychological bias that leads people to tolerate the most terrible things at the infrastructure level as long as the high-level situation looks reasonable from their side. It's a serious issue, which down the line leads to giant unmaintainable codebases (because implementing new features is more important than fixing the existing code), and an inability to convince the politics to hire anyone to take care of the mess (because that task does not look sexy enough)...

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