February 6th, 2004

pixelated

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In RHEL 3, the serious, professional, expensive release; the open(2) man page contains the following text:
BUGS
       "The thing that has always disturbed me  about  O_DIRECT  is  that  the
       whole interface is just stupid, and was probably designed by a deranged
       monkey on some serious mind-controlling substances." -- Linus 

This text doesn't appear in the version of the open(2) man page in Redhat 9 (which RHEL 3 was largely based on).