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    SubjectRe: Some thoughts about stable kernel development
    Krzysztof Halasa <khc@pm.waw.pl> wrote:
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    > There is a problem that a development cycle (time between stable
    > = non-pre/rc versions) is long. Imagine a situation when we are at
    > some pre-3 stage, the kernel tree is full of problems which must be
    > resolved before the final release, and some serious security-class
    > bug has been found.

    Well yes. Two days after 2.4.20 was released we discovered a
    data-corrupting bug in ext3. I had no means of delivering a fix for that
    apart from sticking a bunch of patches on my web page and making a lot of
    noise about it.

    So there is a case for a "2.4.20-post1" release to address such things.
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