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The ghost of sysfs past

The ghost of sysfs past

Posted Jul 24, 2010 23:50 UTC (Sat) by mjg59 (subscriber, #23239)
In reply to: The ghost of sysfs past by jcm
Parent article: The ghost of sysfs past

Introducing kernel incompatibilities always results in you reducing the number of people who can test your distribution. Sometimes that's an acceptable tradeoff, but telling people who run Red Hat Enterprise Linux(tm) 5 that it's impossible for them to run a later kernel with their existing userspace sounds like a great way to reduce the number of people who can give you feedback for later releases.


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The ghost of sysfs past

Posted Jul 27, 2010 8:33 UTC (Tue) by yodermk (subscriber, #3803) [Link]

RHEL 6 will be out this year, and RHEL users who want later features can use that. Don't hold back progress.

The ghost of sysfs past

Posted Jul 27, 2010 9:43 UTC (Tue) by rahulsundaram (subscriber, #21946) [Link]

Noone is holding back progress. Things can progress just fine with a bit more backward compatibility. Not everyone will be able to jump to new releases whenever they happen.


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