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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:
>
> 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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