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SubjectRe: starting with 2.7
On Mon, Jan 03, 2005 at 02:24:12PM +0100, Diego Calleja wrote:
> El Mon, 3 Jan 2005 06:33:04 +0100 Willy Tarreau <> escribió:
> > I clearly don't agree with you, for a simple reason : those out-of-tree
> > features will always be, because each distro likes to add a few features,
> > like SquashFS, PaX, etc... And indeed, that's one of the reasons I *stay*
> > on 2.4. It's so simple to simply upgrade the kernel, patch and recompile
> > without spending days complaining "grrr... why did they change this ?".
> 2.6 will stop having small issues in each release until 2.7 is forked just
> like 2.4 broke things until 2.5 was forked. The difference IMO
> is that linux development now avoids things like the unstability which the
> 2.4.10 changes caused and things like the fs corruption bugs we saw in 2.4

The 2.6.9 -> 2.6.10 patch is 28 MB, and while the changes that went into
2.4 were limited since the most invasive patches were postponed for 2.5,
now _all_ patches go into 2.6 .

Yes, -mm gives a bit more testing coverage, but it doesn't seem to be
enough for this vast amount of changes.



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of the darkness. There had been need of rain for many days.
"Only a promise," Lao Er said.
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