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    SubjectRe: [PATCH-RFC] 4 of 4 - New problem logging macros, SCSI RAIDdevice driver

    On Thu, 26 Sep 2002, Jeff Garzik wrote:
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    > Linus Torvalds wrote:
    > > For 2.6.x I care about getting the drivers _working_.
    >
    > Tangent question, is it definitely to be named 2.6?

    I see no real reason to call it 3.0.

    The order-of-magnitude threading improvements might just come closest to
    being a "new thing", but yeah, I still consider it 2.6.x. We don't have
    new architectures or other really fundamental stuff. In many ways the jump
    from 2.2 -> 2.4 was bigger than the 2.4 -> 2.6 thing will be, I suspect.

    But hey, it's just a number. I don't feel that strongly either way. I
    think version number inflation (can anybody say "distribution makers"?) is
    a bit silly, and the way the kernel numbering works there is no reason to
    bump the major number for regular releases.

    Linus

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