|From:||Andrew Morton <akpm-AT-linux-foundation.org>|
|To:||David Miller <davem-AT-davemloft.net>|
|Subject:||Re: [BUG] New Kernel Bugs|
|Date:||Tue, 13 Nov 2007 04:12:59 -0800|
|Cc:||protasnb-AT-gmail.com, linux-kernel-AT-vger.kernel.org, netdev-AT-vger.kernel.org, alsa-devel-AT-alsa-project.org, linux-ide-AT-vger.kernel.org, linux-pcmcia-AT-lists.infradead.org, linux-input-AT-atrey.karlin.mff.cuni.cz, bugme-daemon-AT-bugzilla.kernel.org|
On Tue, 13 Nov 2007 03:58:24 -0800 (PST) David Miller <email@example.com> wrote: > From: Andrew Morton <firstname.lastname@example.org> > Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2007 03:49:16 -0800 > > > Do you believe that our response to bug reports is adequate? > > Do you feel that making us feel and look like shit helps? > That doesn't answer my question. See, first we need to work out whether we have a problem. If we do this, then we can then have a think about what to do about it. I tried to convince the 2006 KS attendees that we have a problem and I resoundingly failed. People seemed to think that we're doing OK. But it appears that data such as this contradicts that belief. This is not a minor matter. If the kernel _is_ slowly deteriorating then this won't become readily apparent until it has been happening for a number of years. By that stage there will be so much work to do to get us back to an acceptable level that it will take a huge effort. And it will take a long time after that for the kerel to get its reputation back. So it is important that we catch deterioration *early* if it is happening.
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