I have a university professor in an operating systems class who point blank told me in writing that in the linux operating system, kernel race conditions cant/dont happen. After pressing him he changed his answer. Do you find this significant? Do you feel that given other similar occurances its enough to speak with the department chair or is this a lesser offense more appropriate for the student/professor evaluation at the end of the semester?
I kid you not i felt he used a racial slur in the lecture and he followed it up with a one on one question concerning "race conditions" and he gave me such an answer, even in writing.