More stuff from the wayback machine
Twas the night before christmas and all through the house No input was flowing, not even the mouse. The cron jobs were running their tasks all with care while power supplies hummed and circulated the air As I reclined in my chair, a beer in my hand I looked through a book of Linux Commands. The drives purred along, the tracks were all read the particles danced through their read/write heads When suddenly the drives began such a clatter I open up 'TOP' to see what was the matter the load average jumped to 9.99 and processes used all the CPU time My XWindows froze, the updates too slow I couldn't see what was happening below the drives all chattered and spit all around it scared me to death, that hideous sound All of a sudden, the job was complete My session came back, not even a beep. Top showed all things returning to normal Nothing looked weird, or even abnormal I checked all the logs, but they were all clean No ill errors could even be seen The surge on my xload ticked off and away Just as it was earlier that day While I did my search, I heard a small ping A message box maximized and covered everything I peered at the windows, and smirked in my flux A message from Linus, and a picture of Tux. "Merry Christmas to all, I bid you all peace We've updated the kernel with 'autorelease' With 2.2.0 there's no reason to freak And we'll have 2-3-0 out later this week."