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SubjectRe: RFD: Kernel release numbering
On Wed, Mar 02, 2005 at 04:58:30PM -0800, David S. Miller wrote:

> The problem is people don't test until 2.6.whatever-final goes out.
> Nothing will change that.
>
> And the day Linus releases we always get a pile of "missing MODULE_EXPORT()"
> type bug reports that are one liner fixes. Those fixes will not be seen by
> users until the next 2.6.x rev comes out and right now that takes months
> which is rediculious for such simple fixes.

So what was broken with the 2.6.8.1 type of 'hotfix kernel' release ?
Apart from needing to do the 2.6.8.1 -> 2.6.8 -> 2.6.9 transition
which confused some people, it seemed to be easily understood for what it was,
and solved the same problem as this new proposal.

Dave

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