A survey on kernel quality, my 2 cents
Posted Jul 13, 2006 4:50 UTC (Thu) by filteredperception
Parent article: A survey on kernel quality
I started filling out the survey, but bailed when I realized it wasn't suited to ingest the input that I think I have which is useful. My input
Most of the kernel bugs I've run into had to do with bleeding edge non-
mainline stuff I had added, and which I knew the consequences which would
However, the general answer I have for mainline stuff is this-
Has anyone made a time plot of the kernel update packages to redhat/fedora
over the years? Since updating kernels requires a reboot, it's really
horrible that you see a new fedora kernel at least once a week these days.
Really, that may be a criticism for fedora. I wonder if it's possible that
some of those kernel updates could be distributed in a fashion that they
don't require a reboot (because only a module changed, which could be
patched, rebuilt, updated, and installed without a required reboot).
I guess I just long for the day when the average time between kernel
updates for a mainstream distro is 2 weeks or more. Is that really such
a laughable goal?
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