[lkml]   [2001]   [Dec]   [2]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
SubjectRe: Coding style - a non-issue
In response to:

> "it works/does not work for me" is not testing. Testing
> is _actively_ trying to break things, _very_ preferably
> by another person that wrote the code and to do it
> in documentable and reproducible way. I don't see many
> people doing it.

from "Stanislav Meduna <>", Alan Cox said:

"If you want a high quality, tested supported kernel which
has been through extensive QA then use kernel for a
reputable vendor, or do the QA work yourself or with other
people. We have kernel janitors, so why not kernel QA
projects ?

"However you'll need a lot of time, a lot of hardware and
a lot of attention to procedure"

But in his earlier e-mail, Stanislav Meduna said:

"Evolution does not have the option to vote with its feet.
The people do. While Linux is not much more stable than it
was and goes through a painful stabilization cycle on every
major release, Windows does go up with the general stability with
every release. W2k were better than NT, XP are better than W2k.
Windows (I mean the NT-branch) did never eat my filesystems.
Bad combination of USB and devfs was able to do this in half
an hour, and this was *VENDOR KERNEL* that did hopefully get
more testing than that what is released to the general public.
I surely cannot recommend using 2.4 to our customers."

which seems to negate the point Alan was attempting to make.

Just thought I'd set the record straight.

NOTE: Emphasis mine.

"Everyone's got a story to tell, and everyone's got some pain.
And so do you. Do you think you are invisble?
And everyone's got a story to sell, and everyone is strange.
And so are you. Did you think you were invincible?"
- "Invisible", Majik Alex

To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to
More majordomo info at
Please read the FAQ at

 \ /
  Last update: 2005-03-22 13:13    [W:0.038 / U:2.588 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site