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    SubjectRe: Linux 2.4.10-pre11
    Ummmm.. because the 2.4 series is supposed to be the stable series.. and
    a lot of people's comments on virtually every 2.4 kernel have expressed
    dissatisfaction with it's stability..

    So a lot of people haven't left the 2.2 series yet, and are waiting for
    a 2.4 series that everyone is happy with.. Even in your note, you
    haven't indicated a release 2.4 version that makes you happy.

    On Tue, 2001-09-18 at 12:14, Andreas Dilger wrote:
    > On Sep 18, 2001 11:27 -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
    > > I agree that the timing may leave something to be desired. But we had the
    > > discussion about fixing pagecache-bdev consistency wrt the regular buffer
    > > cache filesystem accesses a week or so ago, and the fact is that nobody
    > > really seems to have started working on it - because everybody felt that
    > > you have to get everything done at once.
    >
    > The real question is why can't we just open 2.5 and only fix the VM to
    > start with? Leave the kernel at 2.4.10-pre10, and possibly use the -ac
    > VM code (which has diverged from mainline), and leave people (Alan, Ben,
    > Marcello, et. al.) who want to tinker with it in small increments and
    > do the drastic stuff in 2.5.

    >
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