LinuxConf.eu: Documentation and user-space API design
Posted Sep 5, 2007 5:55 UTC (Wed) by lacostej
Parent article: LinuxConf.eu: Documentation and user-space API design
It looks like issues are detected within a time frame or +2 releases. Some of the issues reported here also look like no-one really used them, otherwise they would have had their issues revealed.
Could it help to state that a particular system call released in stable n release isn't considered stable until n+2 ? and that we allow breaking it in that time-frame ? That's probably just pushing the problem...
Better would be to wait until it has n reported users (n>=3). So what about only adding new APIs to the kernel until enough people have used them. That should also increase the testing of the non official stable trees.
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