Survey is kind of straitjacket-like
Posted Jul 14, 2006 19:07 UTC (Fri) by kingdon
Parent article: A survey on kernel quality
The survey didn't have choices for "don't know", "no relevant experience", "none of the above", or free-form essay responses. So although I filled it out, I'm not sure whether my responses will be interpreted the way I intended.
My biggest issue with the kernel as a user has been the non-merging of a driver for the rt2500 wireless (http://sourceforge.net/projects/rt2400/). Which, as I understand it, might have a few causes but the lack of an agreed upon in-tree wireless stack implementation is probably high on the list.
So based on my personal experience I would say "worry more about features, not so much about bugs" ;-). I don't think I'm really advocating that, but the one thing which keeps biting me in my own use is a missing feature, not a bug....
I do get a few lockups and similar strange symptoms, but I have neither the ability nor desire to track down whether that is the kernel or hardware or what.
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