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Linux: Looking Toward 2.4.35

Jul 18, 2007, 19:30 (0 Talkback[s])

"The 2.4 stable kernel tree has been maintained by Willy Tarreau for a year, since July of 2006. When recently asked if the tree had been abandoned, Willy replied, 'no it's not abandoned at all! The difficulty with 2.4 is to get user feedback on patches. While in 2.6, there are hundreds or thousands of testers for every release, in 2.4, I have to wait longer after every release in order to start collecting problem reports, or confirmation of fixes. People using it in production generally cannot reboot a machine in the evening just to try a patch. Also, subsystem maintainers have less time to spend on it and are themselves slowed down by the slow feedback process...'"

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