Not that I dislike it. I mean, I always thought that the release process was just a crazy mix of different flavours of madness. Especially with the stable repo, containing “facepalm”-like fixes (hey, this is software engineering, not rocket science — but still!).

After a full month, git.kernel.org (both http and git ports), www.kernel.org, are still down, and I’m starting to get really bored. Linus temporarily (permanently?) moved his git repo to github.com in order to keep 3.1 development going and this seems to have worked for a good cut of consumers. But how about the other 100+ repos that were sitting on git.kernel.org? They’re not even accessible in read-only.

Being the Linux Kernel a vital part of the whole Linux-based FLOSS world, how can we accept a 1-month downtime? Why isn’t there anybody out there starting to raise the voice? That is completely ridiculous. While I understand the QA and Security teams involved in bisecting the kernel.org logs etc, I cannot really accept that git.kernel.org is still down, for the following reasons:

  • git repositories themselves haven’t been harmed (as they said — not my own words), so git.k.o could be restored at least to a read-only state without being much scared
  • ssh keys could be revoked for everybody and their access limited to git pushing

Can’t wait to ditch my frustration seeing kernel.org back to life.

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