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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.

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