Dear etiquette experts,
What is the proper amount of time to wait upon receiving an email containing obviously incorrect statements about Linux kernel code before sending a "you have got to be kidding" email response.
Should I just hope the sender realizes their foolishness on their own and give them N hours to rescind the statement and fix up their insane patch and resend it, thereby giving them a grace period? If so, what is the proper value for N?
Or is it fair game to let loose and channel up the Torvalds-like daemons within my keyboard, with the hope that it would actually do some good and they would learn from their mistakes?
Or do I just delete the message and hope they go away, realizing that no matter how many time I try to point out problems, someone new will come along to aggravate me and I need to just accept this as part of some distributed-denial-of-service attack by companies wanting to slow down the kernel development process, so by deleting it, stop the attack from happening?
Anticipating your response,
A grumpy kernel maintainer