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SubjectRe: Are -final releases realy FINAL? (Was Re: kernel 2.4.14 compiling fail for loop device)
On Wed, Nov 07, 2001 at 09:13:14AM +0600, Anuradha Ratnaweera wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 05, 2001 at 11:02:36PM -0500, Robert Love wrote:
> >
> > On Mon, 2001-11-05 at 22:43, Mike Fedyk wrote:
> > >
> > > Did anyone have this problem with pre8???
> >
> > Nope, it was added post-pre8 to final. The deactivate_page function was
> > removed completely.
>
> Look, Linus. Things should _not_ happen this way.
>
> Why do we add non-trivial changes when going from last -preX of a test kernel
> series to -final?
>
> Please make the last stable -preX the -final _without_ any changes. This is
> the third time this caused problem in recent times (2.4.11-dontuse, parport
> compile problems and now loop.o), and why don't we learn from previous
> mistakes?
>
> Isn't it stupid that some tarballs in the /pub/linux/kernel/v2.4/ do not even
> compile, while those in /pub/linux/kernel/testing/ does?
>

Here here.

You'd almost expect this from XP-beta to XP-final, but not Linux kernel...

Sorry, couldn't resist.

Mike
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