Itâ€™s A Birdâ€¦ Itâ€™s A Planeâ€¦ Itâ€™s Superman or itss a newbie kernel developer, itâ€™s a troll, itâ€™s NSAâ€¦
Someone named Nicholas Krause is all over the Linux kernel mailing lists. Theodore Tsâ€™o of ext4 fame today posted a â€œA public service announcement regarding wanna-be kernel developer Nick Krause.â€
Nick seems to have â€˜startedâ€™ his kernel journey by posting a message about â€˜findingâ€™ a kernel developer jot at the kernel hub. Later he graduated to become a â€˜patcherâ€™ akin to â€˜Transporterâ€™ of Jason Statham and started sending patches to different kernel mailing lists.
Theodore says, â€œSo far, he has tried to do this with the ext4, btrfs, scsi, and usb subsystems. Iâ€™m probably missing a few.â€