Kernel bugs: out of control?
Posted May 18, 2006 9:16 UTC (Thu) by malor
In reply to: Kernel bugs: out of control?
Parent article: Kernel bugs: out of control?
You're not reading what I'm saying. I'm using THE KERNEL from Debian unstable, because the kernel from testing doesn't work at all (2.6.15 crashes within an hour in my 865 machines), and the kernel from stable doesn't support all my hardware. I use nothing else from unstable on production servers. I have exactly one machine running the actual unstable distribution in its entirety, because that one clues me in when there's (yet another) kernel patch.
Debian's kernel is pretty much vanilla 2.6.16. Linus et al call Linux 2.6.16 'stable'.
The kernel devs' expectation that 'the distros' will magically fix all their bugs amounts to simple handwaving, shirking of their fundamental responsibility: when they call it stable, it should BE STABLE.
Software that's supported for only two months is not, pretty much by definition, 'stable'.
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