Posted May 13, 2010 15:54 UTC (Thu) by cry_regarder (subscriber, #50545)
Parent article: Kernel release status
It would make an interesting article to analize how long unresolved regressions survive after release. For example lets say 2.6.34 still has 24 unresolved regressions at release and 2.6.33 also had 24.
Then we would have data like:
188.8.131.52 24 NA
184.108.40.206 18 NA
220.127.116.11 16 NA
18.104.22.168 13 24
22.214.171.124 10 19
126.96.36.199 7 12
and so on. There seems to be a belief that regressions get fixed in the point releases. How long does it really take for a regression that is released to get fixed? How many known regressions are over a year old? How long does a regression have to live for before it is not a regression and is just the-way-the-world-is?