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SubjectRe: Development tree, PLEASE?
El Fri, 20 Jan 2006 09:36:35 -0700,
Michael Loftis <> escribió:

> That's the nail on the head exactly. Why is this being done in an even
> numbered kernel? This represents an API change that has knock on well
> outside of the kernel, and should be done in development releases. Why is
> it LK is the only major project (that I know of) that does this? This is
> akin to apache changing the format of httpd.conf and saying in say 1.3.38
> and saying 'well we made the userland tools too.'

There's a Documentation/feature-removal-schedule.txt file. Is not that devfs
and other features were removed suddenly from one day to another. If external
developers don't care about maintaining code in (say) a 6 month timeframe
kernel developers can't do nothing. External developers are encouraged to
merge their code in the main tree anyway.

It's strange that you mention the devfs case. People wanted to remove
devfs one or maybe two years ago, and Linus and/or akpm decided to kept
it to give people time to migrate.

Please see the archives to understand why the people who maintains the
kernel and gets their ass kicked when a stable released has a bug decided
to set up this development model.
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