August 4, 2014

Someone is Trolling the Linux Kernel Mailing Lists Really Hard

Itâs A Bird⦠Itâs A Plane⦠Itâs Superman or itss a newbie kernel developer, itâs a troll, itâs NSAâ¦

Someone named Nicholas Krause is all over the Linux kernel mailing lists. Theodore Tsâo of ext4 fame today posted a âA public service announcement regarding wanna-be kernel developer Nick Krause.â

Nick seems to have âstartedâ his kernel journey by posting a message about âfindingâ a kernel developer jot at the kernel hub. Later he graduated to become a âpatcherâ akin to âTransporterâ of Jason Statham and started sending patches to different kernel mailing lists.

Theodore says, âSo far, he has tried to do this with the ext4, btrfs, scsi, and usb subsystems. Iâm probably missing a few.â

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