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Bug#727708: Linux Security, Red Hat and Systemd Conspiracy

This particular statement was taken out of context:

On Friday, February 21, 2014 20:48:46 Georgy Demidov wrote:
> Linus Torvalds about Lennart Poettering: “Two-faced lying weasel” would be
> the most polite thing I could say. But it almost certainly will involve a
> lot of cursing.

When Linus wrote this (in Oct 2012), it was specifically about a bug in udev 
concerning deadlocking if moudule_init() did a request_firmware() which 
apparently broke in udev182. [1]

Linus was really pissed off because this issue had dragged on for months and 
Kay had apparently ignored patches to fix it [2].  I don't personally think 
this was because of malice or conspiracy -- it's far more likely to be some 
kind of technical misunderstanding or a design issue than anything else.

[1]: https://lkml.org/lkml/2012/10/2/303

[2]: https://lkml.org/lkml/2012/10/3/484

  -- Chris

Chris Knadle

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