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Stability of release kernels

Stability of release kernels

Posted Feb 4, 2005 0:54 UTC (Fri) by giraffedata (subscriber, #1954)
In reply to: Stability of release kernels by shane
Parent article: NETIF_F_LLTX and race conditions

If you're lazy, you wait for a kernel to age, like a fine wine.

Aging doesn't make the bugs go away. And bugs are always there.

The kind of aging you're talking about happens to a series of kernels, not a particular one, and is more precisely called "stabilizing." That doesn't happen any more in kernel.org kernel series, but does in some Linux distribution kernel series.


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Stability of release kernels

Posted Feb 5, 2005 2:45 UTC (Sat) by set (guest, #4788) [Link]

Another choice would be either Alan Cox' ac kernel series,

or Andreas Salomon's series:
http://www.acm.cs.rpi.edu/~dilinger/patches/2.6.10/as3/

(from his first 2.6.10-as1 announcement:)
"I'm announcing a new kernel tree; -as. The goal of this tree is to form
a stable base for vendors/distributors to use for their kernels. In
order to do this, I intend to include only security fixes and obvious
bugfixes, from various sources. I do not intend to include driver
updates, large subsystem fixes, cleanups, and so on. Basically, this is
what I'd want 2.6.10.1 to contain."


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