Posted Mar 13, 2005 1:25 UTC (Sun) by stock
Parent article: Is the kernel development process broken?
I admit i still run my AMD64 machine using kernel 2.6.7. Shortly after
that indeed strange things started to happen with the release of kernel
2.6.8, followed up with kernel 220.127.116.11 , which is even more strange in
The problems with 2.6.8 and 18.104.22.168 actually were with the burning of
CDR's and DVD recordables, which all was working superb using 2.6.7.
I think Linus should step in here, as indeed the commercial focus of
corporations has reached to the doors of kernel.org. I would say that
commercial vendors like RedHat, SuSE , Mandrake and others should back
off and leave kernel.org untouched.
What i mean by that is, that the old principle of running a stable kernel
by downloading a kernel source tree from a stable branch from kernel.org
should be restored, and at the same time stop pushing users to the
COMMERCIAL Linux distro builders, for running a stable kernel. This is
evil in itself. There should be a range of v2.6 kernels on kernel.org
which one can rely on, and build a stable kernel from.
So here my wake-up call to Linus Torvalds, to step in and resume the
development process as we know it, and expect it to be.
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