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SubjectRe: Development tree, PLEASE?
On Thu, Feb 02, 2006 at 04:31:58PM -0600, Christopher Friesen wrote:
> Willy Tarreau wrote:
>
> >Given the past
> >experience of 2.4 and the time I can spend on kernel work, I would
> >not even consider basing anything on 2.6 before something like 2.6.20-25,
> >when it will hopefully settle down a bit.
>
> Unfortunately there are many times when this simply isn't an option.
> I'm currently working on boards that simply are not supported on 2.4.
> Thus either we need to track 2.6, or else we need to pay someone to do
> it for us and hope they do a good job.
>
> Of course what actually happens is that you pick a kernel version
> (hopefully you pick well) and then backport fixes.

This choice is valid when you have time or money for this. What I said
is people who have no skills, no time and no money should obviously
not consider 2.6 right now for a new project, it's moving too fast, and
spending 1 hour a week on it is not enough.

> Upgrading
> continuously simply isn't an option, as we have multiple vendors
> providing BSPs, drivers, patches, etc. and they're all supported only
> for that specific kernel version. We can really only upversion the
> kernel once a year or so, if that often.

Agreed.

> Chris

Willy

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