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SubjectRe: userspace breakage
On Thu, Dec 29, 2005 at 06:03:07PM -0500, Dave Jones wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 29, 2005 at 02:56:16PM -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> > That really isn't acceptable. Breaking user space - even things that are
> > "close" to the kernel like udev scripts and alsa-lib, really is NOT a good
> > idea.
> >
> > If you cannot upgrade a kernel without ugrading some user package, that
> > should be considered a real bug and a regression.
> I'm glad you agree. I've decided to try something different once 2.6.16
> is out. Every day, I'm going to push the -git snapshot of the day into
> a testing branch for Fedora users. (Normally, only rawhide[1] users
> get to test kernel-de-jour, and this always has the latest userspace, so
> we don't notice problems until a kernel point release and the stable
> distro gets an update).

Ah, nice idea, I'll try to set up the same thing for Gentoo's kernels.
Hopefully the expanded coverage will help...


greg k-h
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