Posted Jul 10, 2006 17:27 UTC (Mon) by joey
Parent article: Survey: Linux kernel quality
Had an opportunity to be one of the few reporting on all 5 bugs, but I forgot about my laptop's SATA CD issues. Found in 2.6.16, suffered in silence since I knew it was somewhat experimental anyway, partially fixed in 2.6.17.
To be fair, I probably also missed a dozen or more kernel bugs that didn't affect me very much, and were fixed quickly. It seems easier to remeber bugs like the kernel no longer recognising a machine's PCI bus at all, especially when they're still not fixed after 9 months. (http://bugs.debian.org/332962) I also have the joy of running 2.6 on a variety of old non-x86 hardware and so encountering lots of other such breakage.
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