Shortcuts Aren't

“It’s hard to overemphasize how out-of-balance the economics are here. You saved maybe thirty person-seconds by skipping the review and checkpatch steps. But the cost (if this bug had gone into mainline) would be many many thousands times higher than this.” – Andrew Morton, admonishing someone on the LKML for not checking their work.

How many times a week do you work around shortcuts, where the original person saved a few minutes but cost weeks of time later?

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