[conspire] Never gonna let you go

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Fri Sep 9 10:59:13 PDT 2011

Seen in this week's _Linux Weekly News_ (worth your subscription dollar,
ducat, pound sterling, or quatloo):


  Putting rickrolling in kernel space
  Kernelroll is a linux kernel module for advanced rickrolling.

  It works by patching the open() system call to open a specified music
  file instead of other music files. Currently, it only checks if the file
  extension "mp3" is present and calls the original open() with the
  supplied path instead.

  WARNING: There is probably a performance penalty and your kernel might
  crash at a very inappropriate time and cause data loss! You are
  responsible for the code you load into your kernel!

  But most probably, it will be alright! ;)

_LWN_ comments:  'Acceptance into the mainline not guaranteed.'

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