Subject: Re: Technical Differences of *BSD and Linux
To: Terry Lambert <>
From: Sean Davis <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 02/04/2003 10:37:17
On Mon, Feb 03, 2003 at 10:00:48PM -0800, Terry Lambert wrote:
> This is actually incorrect.  At one point in time, the email
> address of the driver authors was printed out in boot messsages,
> under Linux.  They had a "flag day" in which Linus removed all
> the printf's.  This flag day was actually commercially motivated.

Some (many?) Linux drivers still print out the e-mail addresses of the author.
I base this claim on the dmesg from a 2.4.something/alpha system I saw the other


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