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⬐ mycpuorgShameless Plug:
I was very fortunate to have a conversation with him a few years ago. We talked a bit about his journey and a bit about his hacks, his setup, and of course a lot about Linux:⬐ turtleyachtRecent and related:
Ask HN: Why the Linux kernel has no unit tests? - Nov 2022 - https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=33742130 (204 comments)⬐ mritzmannFor reference for HN users who don't know who this is:
> Greg Kroah-Hartman is a major Linux kernel developer. As of April 2013 he is the Linux kernel maintainer for the -stable branch, the staging subsystem, USB, driver core, debugfs, kref, kobject, and the sysfs kernel subsystems, Userspace I/O (with Hans J. Koch), and TTY layer.
From Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greg_Kroah-Hartman⬐ up2isomorphismHe is the guy that corporate guys feel more “manageable”than Linus.
Linus has been losing control on Linux directions long time ago.⬐ gtirloni⬐ None> Linus has been losing control on Linux directions long time ago.
I'm interested :)⬐ gregkhCorporate guys "manage me"? Have you talked to any corporate guys who have actually tried that and discussed the results with them? :)⬐ armitronI think that two fiascos that you've been a part of, kdbus  and UMN , have conditioned some people to view you in a certain light.⬐ kleibaWhat is probably meant is "find easier to deal with" (hence the quotes around "manageable"). I'm only guessing, though - but in any event, let's not forget that not everyone around here is a native speaker of English! I can relate to the fact that it's sometimes difficult to express exactly what you have in mind.None⬐ sphI think it's fair to say he's the number two guy in the kernel. Is he younger than Linus? I could see him running the show when Linus has enough and calls it a day.⬐ stingraycharlesFrom what I understood, when Linus took his break a few years back, this is exactly what happened.
I can't edit any more, but I've looked around, and this clearly isn't true. For some good details on the size of the Linux project, check out the beginning of this talk by Greg Kroah-Hartmann, one of the chief kernel devs; it's from 2008, but things have only moved faster on the kernel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2SED6sewRw
Here is a YouTube (Google Tech Talks) video on how the Linux kernel is developed: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2SED6sewRw