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    SubjectRe: Linux 2.6.21
    On 26/04/07, Adrian Bunk <bunk@stusta.de> wrote:
    > On Wed, Apr 25, 2007 at 08:29:28PM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
    > >...
    > > So it's been over two and a half months, and while it's certainly not the
    > > longest release cycle ever, it still dragged out a bit longer than I'd
    > > have hoped for and it should have. As usual, I'd like to thank Adrian (and
    > > the people who jumped on the entries Adrian had) for keeping everybody on
    > > their toes with the regression list - there's a few entries there still,
    > > but it got to the point where we didn't even know if they were real
    > > regressions, and delaying things further just wasn't going to help.
    > >...
    >
    >
    > Number of different known regressions compared to 2.6.20 at the time
    > of the 2.6.21 release:
    > 14
    >
    > Number of different known regressions compared to 2.6.20 at the time
    > of the 2.6.21 release that were first reported in March or earlier:
    > 8
    >
    > Number of different known regressions compared to 2.6.20 at the time
    > of the 2.6.21 release with patches available at the time of the 2.6.21
    > release [1]:
    > 3
    >
    > What I will NOT do:
    > Waste my time with tracking 2.6.22-rc regressions.
    >
    >
    > We have an astonishing amount of -rc testers, but obviously not the
    > developer manpower for handling them.
    >
    > If we would take "no regressions" seriously, it might take 4 or 5 months
    > between releases due to the lack of developer manpower for handling
    > regressions. But that should be considered OK if avoiding regressions
    > was considered more important than getting as quick as possible to the
    > next two week regression-merge window.
    >
    > But releasing with so many known regressions is insulting for the many
    > people who spent their time testing -rc kernels.
    >

    Many people have already said this, but it needs saying again.
    You are doing a great job that really helps, both with the regression
    lists and the trivial patch monkey stuff. Please keep up the good
    work, you are really helping the kernel.

    --
    Jesper Juhl <jesper.juhl@gmail.com>
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