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SubjectRe: any chance of 2.6.0-test*?
On Fri, Jan 10, 2003 at 08:10:12AM -0800, William Lee Irwin III wrote:
> Say, I've been having _smashing_ success with 2.5.x on the desktop and
> on big fat highmem umpteen-way SMP (NUMA even!) boxen, and I was
> wondering if you were considering 2.6.0-test* anytime soon.

There's still a boatload of drivers that don't compile,
a metric shitload of bits that never came over from 2.4 after
I stopped doing it circa 2.4.18, a lot of little 'trivial'
patches that got left by the wayside, and a load of 'strange' bits
that still need nailing down (personally, I have two boxes
that won't boot a 2.5 kernel currently (One was pnpbios related,
other needs more investigation), and another that falls on its
face after 10 minutes idle uptime. My p4-ht desktop box is the only one
that runs 2.5 without any problems.

I think we're a way off from a '2.6-test' phase personally,
but instigating a harder 'code freeze' would probably be a
good thing to do[1]


[1] Exemption granted for the bits not yet brought forward
of course.

| Dave Jones.
| SuSE Labs
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