2.6 and the user-space ABI
Posted May 17, 2007 7:27 UTC (Thu) by tjasper
Parent article: 2.6 and the user-space ABI
So is there a case now for alternate releases which do allow some user space breakage every other release, and maintain stability with no allowed breakage in userspace in the intervening releases? So the current model of releasing is maintained, but more churn in userspace-visible interfaces is do-able. Would that allow for more flexibility? Users/distributors would know which are the more stable kernels and give a full second release cycle to stabilise before upgrading.
Does the kernel need to break these things occasionally to reduce cruft/overhead/clever workarounds/whatever simply to avoid breakage?
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