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SubjectRe: Linux 2.2.18pre4
On Sun, 10 Sep 2000, David S. Miller wrote:

> Over on the freebsd-questions mailing list you can see desperate
> people trying to convert Linux systems over to that other OS to
> escape Linux 2.2.xx NFS. This is kind of serious, you know?
> So basically the situation is that people prefer to switch the whole
> OS as opposed to applying a kernel patch?

Yep, and I have seen it too. (Though not to BSD.)

People would rather switch OSes than apply a patch
which Alan won't accept.

The very fact that a large and important patch by
(as far as I can see) the NFS _maintainers_ is not
being accepted by the stable kernel maintainer does
not fill one with hope about the quality of the patch.


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