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SubjectRe: Some thoughts about stable kernel development
Krzysztof Halasa <> wrote:
> 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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