New bugs? Old Bugs? Many eyes?
Posted May 11, 2006 16:43 UTC (Thu) by southey
In reply to: Kernel bugs: out of control?
Parent article: Kernel bugs: out of control?
The problem is that it is not always clear when the bug was introduced. I am not knowledgable in the kernel but these are latent bugs that either never got exposed by the kernel or the kernel could previously recover from. In some cases (one very recently) adding a new feature actually resulted in finding a bug. Alternatively these new features may also rewrite code that removes old bugs but may also introduce new ones.
I think the real problem is being able to replicate these bugs. As evident from the comments to this article and the one for X.org.
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