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SubjectRe: 2.3.51 tulip broken
Jim Morris <> said:


> I hate the fact that lately, it seems the attitude of Linux kernel
> development has seemed to be "screw the stable kernel tree". Too many
> driver fixes, etc, make it into the 2.3.xx kernel, and not into the
> 2.2.xx source, I think. I have yet to see a good solid explanation for
> breaking driver compatibility between 2.2 and 2.3.

Sorry to contradict you, but Linux has been _always_ this way. There are
ongoing efforts on 2.2.x and 2.0.x bug fixes, still strong for 2.2 but
rather low-level in 2.0.

Driver compatibility was broken every single time the middle digit went
from one stable series to the next. In any case, tell me of _one_ system
where you can just drop in the fresh out of the editor, latest & greatest,
driver into your 2 or 3 year old setup and have it work.

Get real.
Dr. Horst H. von Brand
Departamento de Informatica Fono: +56 32 654431
Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria +56 32 654239
Casilla 110-V, Valparaiso, Chile Fax: +56 32 797513

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