Kernel bugs: out of control?
Posted May 17, 2006 23:17 UTC (Wed) by k8to
In reply to: Kernel bugs: out of control?
Parent article: Kernel bugs: out of control?
I think your comments on versioning are not far from the mark. The fact
of these "minor" stable relases, eg. 2.6.X.Y, is that they are _smaller_
changes than have ever occurred in the stable series before. It is true
that these smaller changes do not receive widespread real-world
production evaluation, but no non-stable release kernel (rc versions
included) ever receives enough attention to catch even some showstopper
So I think you are right to question this change, but the balancing facts
are that the release candidate process for the Linux kenel doesn't seem
very effective, and the changes made in the revision series are
It is important to remember that in this particular (highly visible,
highly open) development process, there is very little pressure to
deviate from the conservative perspective in these updates.
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