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Re: RFD: Kernel release numbering

From:  Greg KH <>
To:  Linus Torvalds <>
Subject:  Re: RFD: Kernel release numbering
Date:  Thu, 3 Mar 2005 08:43:53 -0800
Cc:  Jeff Garzik <>, "David S. Miller" <>,,
Archive-link:  Article, Thread

On Thu, Mar 03, 2005 at 08:23:39AM -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> So what's the problem with this approach? It would seem to make everybody
> happy: it would reduce my load, it would give people the alternate "2.6.x
> base kernel plus fixes only" parallell track, and it would _not_ have the 
> testability issue (because I think a lot of people would be happy to test 
> that tree, and if it was always based on the last 2.6.x release, there 
> would be no issues.
> Anybody?

Well, I'm one person who has said that this would be a very tough
problem to solve.  And hey, I like tough problems, so I'll volunteer to
start this.  If I burn out, I'll take the responsibility of finding
someone else to take it over.

I really like the rules you've outlined, that makes it almost possible
to achieve sanity.


greg k-h

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