"From Linus Torvalds <>
Subject Re: [PATCH 08/13] iscsi-target: Add CHAP Authentication
support using libcrypto
On Sat, Jul 23, 2011 at 9:39 AM, James Bottomley wrote:
> > I've asked you twice for input on the patch doing this in
> which was posted five weeks ago. Just ignoring something
> unacceptable behaviour ... what do I have to do to get your
> NAK the patch set?
So what's the advantage of user space?
Traditionally, kernel/userspace splits have been:
fragile as hell
complicated to set up
problematic with backwards compatibility issues
and these days when I see some kernel functionality that needs user
space support, I just go "f*ck, that's going to be a pain".
So I think the "that part can be done in user space" argument is
Now, if it is an issue of "that can be done BETTER in user space
BECAUSE xyz", then that's a different issue. I haven't seen that