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SubjectRe: Linux-2.4.0-test9-pre2
Tom Rini wrote:

> > that. I see that 2.4 is getting all kinds of changes merged in
> > that should be going on with 2.5. The recent VM changes have left
> > us with deadlocks that we didn't have before. Shouldn't that have
> > gone into 2.5 not 2.4?
> Well, I think the bitterness comes from (partily anyways) it going into
> 2.4.0-test9-pre1, along with other seemingly large updates, which did need
> to go in but really don't sound right for a -test. I guess Linus didn't want
> to see 2.3.1xx like we did with 2.1. But the 2.2.0-testX patches seemed like
> small stuff (maybe my memory just sucks tho).

The VM work has been scheduled to go in for a while. If you check the TODO
emails from months back, it's always been there.

The VM patch required a lot of work and naturally such a big thing is going to
uncover or trigger other bugs as well as expose bugs of it's own. It's gone in
so we can find all those bugs and fix them before 2.4 gets released. In it's
previous state, 2.4 was really bad for VM handling, that would have looked great
for -all- enthusiasts to say "well...sure, 2.2 has better handling, but 2.4 is
out!" *blink* *blink*


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