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SubjectRe: RFD: Kernel release numbering


On Thu, 3 Mar 2005, Jens Axboe wrote:
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> Why should there be one? One of the things I like about this concept is
> that it's just a moving tree. There could be daily snapshots like the
> -bkX "releases" of Linus's tree, if there are changes from the day
> before. It means (hopefully) that no one will "wait for x.y.z.2 because
> that is really stable".

Exactly. Th ewhole point of this tree is that there shouldn't be anything
questionable in it. All the patches are independent, and they are all
trivial and small.

Which is not to say there couldn't be regressions even from trivial and
small patches, and yes, there will be an outcry when there is, but we're
talking minimizing the risk, not making it impossible.

Linus
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