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SubjectRe: RFC: Starting a stable kernel series off the 2.6 kernel
Matthias Andree wrote:

>So was I. And now what? ipfwadm and ipchains should have been removed
>from 2.6.0 if 2.6.0 was not to support these. That opportunity was
>missed, the removal wasn't made up for in 2.6.1, so the stuff has to
>stick until 2.8.0.
I'm not aware of that policy... maybe I overlooked something?

>This doesn't matter. A kernel that calls itself stable CAN NOT remove
>features unless they had been critically broken from the beginning. And
>this level of breakage is a moot point, so removal is not justified.

>Who cares what you or I use? It's a commonly acknowledged policy that
>"stable" releases do not remove features that are good enough for some.
>Linux 2.6 is not "stable" in this regard.
I guess our definitions of stable (and the degree of stability
acceptable) differ.


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