Kernel bugs: out of control?
Posted May 11, 2006 19:16 UTC (Thu) by oak
In reply to: Kernel bugs: out of control?
Parent article: Kernel bugs: out of control?
> The problem with the backporting is that it's boring work, and
> the kernel devs don't like to do it. Stability is also boring work,
> with a similar outcome. The new kernel development model is for THEM
Are you argumenting that if the kernel development tools and processes
were more cumbersome for the kernel developers, the code quality would
improve? Let me doubt that...
> Linux 2.2 was incredibly stable; it NEVER fell over.
It also supported a lot less hardware. Note that while the number of
components grows linearly, the possible interactions between them grow
> even though I'd been struggling with bugs for months
How good bug reports you made of them? Bugs cannot be fixed
if they are not known...
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