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SubjectRe: Stop the Linux kernel madness
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On Fri, 2004-06-18 at 02:09, 4Front Technologies wrote:
> Hi Folks,
>
> I am writing this message to bring a huge problem to light. SuSE has been systematically
> forking the linux kernel and shipping all kinds of modifications and still call their
> kernels 2.6.5 (for example).

internal kernel apis change and are fair game. As a RH kernel maintainer
I can guarantee you that you will suffer too from internal kernel
changes in RH/Fedora kernels. Or from changes within the 2.6.x series.
Linux needs such changes to allow faster and cleaner development.
The cost is on the external modules; it has a good side too, it provides
an incentive for external modules to merge into the kernel so that they
get fixed automatic. Having such incentives is in my opinion a good
thing.

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