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Linux kernel boss Linus Torvalds is "starting to be a bit worried" by lack of progress on version 5.17 of the project. In his weekly state of the kernel post, he opened with an observation that "whatever crazy things are going on in the world (and I personally had 'Zombie apocalypse' on my bingo card, not 'Putin has a mental …

  1. ShadowSystems Silver badge

    I'll do it!

    I'll just sit right down, pull over my keyboard, & fix every bug in every version of every distro of every package & of every module ever made.

    It'll only take me about fifteen minutes, thirty if I fully comment the whole thing.

    I have one question though...

    What text editor should I use?

    *Throws up a fluttery snowstorm of paper tags with the word "SARCASM!" printed on both sides to distract you while I run like hell*

    1. martinusher Silver badge

      Re: I'll do it!

      The place is in flames and he's worried that the shopping's late.

    2. jetjet

      Re: I'll do it!

      I tgought there is only one editor - Notepad!

      1. Joe W Silver badge

        Re: I'll do it!

        Nah - it's wordpad


      2. Bartholomew Bronze badge

        Re: I'll do it!

        Sacrilege, everyone knows that the one true editor is ed, it has been in active use since 1969 (mostly because no one can remember the correct key combination to save and quit) - so all the bugs must have been squashed by now. Although if they were using ed to fix the bugs in ed and ed had bugs ... *ponder*

        And possibly EDLIN (The standard MS-DOS line editor since 1980) - I'm sorry but legal has just advised me to make no statements regarding bugs in closed source code developed by Microsoft.

        1. Paul Crawford Silver badge

          Re: I'll do it!

          in active use since 1969 (mostly because no one can remember the correct key combination to save and quit)

          Pure class!

          You deserve it =>

        2. Bruce Ordway

          Re: I'll do it!


          That reminds me I still have an old tri-fold instruction card "HP-UX system administration handbook and toolkit vi". I keep it near the staircase, tucked between baseboard and sheet-rock. Approx 20 years since I've used vi but... as I walk by it, every day and I'm just sure I still need it.

      3. swm Silver badge

        Re: I'll do it!


  2. Brewster's Angle Grinder Silver badge

    Bingo! I, too, had zombie apocalypse on my card.

  3. ElRegioLPL

    People management doesn't appear to be his forte

  4. DS999 Silver badge

    Bingo card

    I had zeta variant, which spreads via eye contact from up to 100 feet away but instead of coughing the symptom is laughing. But don't laugh, some people would end up hospitalized with a hernia from laughing too hard, and some people would even die laughing.

    Because that's the only fitting way for this pandemic to end at this point, with laughter since it is been too hard on us all for the past two years.

  5. Kev99 Silver badge

    Question. If Linux (or OS x or mictosoft os, etc) are so good, why do they keep needing updates? Maybe if the koders paid attention to all the CVEs out there updtes would actually seldom be necessary.

    1. Serif

      New features, drivers for new hardware, optimizations, removal of unused / no longer maintained code, fixes for new vulnerabilties that have just appeared in lists like CVE. And probably other reasons that don't immediately come to mind.

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