Re: Request for 2.4.20 to be a non-trivial-bugfixes-only version

Alan Cox (
Fri, 29 Mar 2002 18:42:17 +0000 (GMT)

> > point where on the hole the painting and bolt tightening is all that needs
> > doing. The 2.4 tree suffered serious earthquake damage in 2.4.10 which
> > hasn't entirely been fixed yet.
> this case: What, precisely, *is* the problem since 2.4.10 ?

Linus changed the VM and chunks of the block layer in 2.4.10, that set back
stability work very seriously. It was a mistake but it happened, and most
of the repair work is done now. Not all of it. We've also gained things like
file system direct I/O as a result, so long term it may pay off, even
though it should have gone into 2.5 for stabilizing first
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