Classic Linus speak, and one of the reasons why we all love him so much!That said, this bug is much more common (and by "much more common" I
mean "still basically impossible to hit unless you were really
unlucky") on newer machines that have bigger TLB's and that could
happily have run in 64-bit mode without the disgusting abortion that
is x86 PAE, and a small part of me feels that anybody who hit this
problem on such a machine probably got whatever they deserved.
We need fewer smooth talking politicians, and more honest engineers like him.