quota deadlock on 6.1-RC1

Scott Long scottl at samsco.org
Fri May 5 18:47:49 UTC 2006

Mike Jakubik wrote:
> This quota/nve problem sure stirred things up, i guess im partly to 
> blame, but anyway i think that it all boils down to is this; FreeBSD 
> users now demand stability and performance, as opposed to an influx of 
> new bells and whistles just before the release. FreeBSD already has many 
> great features which we are happy with, but they need to be refined now. 
> Stabilize and optimize the current code, then focus on new ideas. Yes, 
> new features are important to stay in the game, but they should not 
> arrive at the sacrifice of stability. I think FreeBSD should only be 
> released when known major bugs are worked out. A known broken release to 
> me and most new users is useless, lets not release simply for the sake 
> of numbering. I understand that there are problems, sometimes the users 
> are to blame, other the developer, but we all want a stable, functional 
> and thriving OS (i hope).
> I wish i was a good Unix C programmer myself, so i could contribute in a 
> more direct way (always hated those damn pointers), but thats just not 
> the case. However i think i have contributed quite a bit in other areas, 
> that may not be visible to everyone. I even managed to get the first 
> (afaik) FreeBSD server in to FedEx, which they are very pleased with 
> btw. I don't mean to offend anyone, i fully understand that this is a 
> volunteer project and i appreciate everyones contribution, its just that 
> i think FreeBSD has some problems currently, and there are quite a few 
> people that are concerned. We all love and want FreeBSD to succeed.

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