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SubjectRe: Kernel Releases
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John Jasen <jjasen1@umbc.edu> said:

[...]

> I tend to agree with the idea of a -rcX labeling for -pre trees that the
> maintainer thinks are 'pretty much ready'. But, it is up to the
> maintainers of the relevant trees to accept such an idea, and be willing
> to hold off on new and exciting patches while testing and bugstomping is
> going on.

AFAIU, if Linus (or whoever) puts out a -preX, it is because according to
_their_ testing (limited, whatever) it is "almost done, please check". If
they put out a non-pre, it is because they don't see any more issues with
it. The _only_ way they can ever know something breaks is that _somebody_
(yes, I _do_ mean you) checks it out and complains beforehand.

Want to have Linux for a free ride? Sorry, pal, no deal. You can use it in
exchange for testing and bug reports. Better yet, patches.
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