Posted Jul 21, 2004 4:25 UTC (Wed) by garloff
In reply to: Dismaying Indeed
Parent article: Kernel Summit: Development process
Well, the mainline 2.6 kernels have been quite stable; certainly stable
enough most private users.
The extra hardening is required for servers that do extreme stuff or
have extreme hardware. The mainline kernel may thus not always be
suitable for all of those.
This is not necessarily as bad as it sounds. Most people who use
such machines do want to have a support contract anyway ...
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