One thing I loved following the Linux Kernel development discussion is the wit of those “mutant super geniuses” and humorous dialogues exchanged between them.
Though Squashfs has been in use for a long time – used by virtually every distro with a LiveCD, it wasn’t part of the mainline Linux kernel. The merge request came during the 2.6.29 merge window. It was found to be a ‘not much invasive’ code during the review, and finally pulled by Linus.
And, look at the comments:
- “Merge it! We have long needed a filesystem named after a vegetable” – Andrew Morton.
- “You make a very compelling case.” – Linus Torvalds.
- “And vegetables are much healthier than FAT…” – Alan Cox.
- “I always preferred my squash with butter, it appears 2.6.30 will be a very tasty kernel.” – Harvey Harrison.