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Linus Torvalds threatens verbal assault on developers' pets

Bloated rc5 for kernel 3.10 makes Linux Lord grumpy with devs, hamsters

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Linux Lord Linus Torvalds has made another colourful public statement, threatening developers' mothers and hamsters.

The infamously-but-regretfully-profane Torvalds has seldom been afraid of dropping the f-bomb or venturing into less-than-politically-correct territory.

His latest missive shows restraint, inasmuch as there's no need for us to slap on the NSFW notification. But Torvalds was clearly frustrated as he worked towards the fifth release candidate of version 3.10 of the Linux kernel.

“rc5 is noticeably bigger than rc4, both in number of commits and in files changed (although rc4 actually had more lines changed, so there's that),” he wrote on the kernel mailing list.

At which point the fun starts:

“Guys, guys, guys. I'm going to have to start cursing again unless you stop sending me non-critical stuff. So the next pull request I get that has "cleanups" or just pointless churn, I'm going to call you guys out on, and try to come up with new ways to insult you, your mother, and your deceased pet hamster.”

“Go out and test,” he urges. “And again - please don't make me curse you and your pets.” ®

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