Kernel bugs: out of control?
Posted May 15, 2006 4:27 UTC (Mon) by ChristopheC
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I think it is unfair to say the kernel developer do not test their patches. However, they can only test them on the few combinations of hardware they have access to.
To discover the bugs, the kernel needs wide-spread testing. But few people are willing to test the development releases (-rc) - the problem has been mentioned countless times on lkml and here on lwn. So they have to release often toge tthe needed coverage. (This is a somewhat simplified explanation, of course)
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