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Kernel Rate of Change

Feb 05, 2008, 10:45 (0 Talkback[s])

"'I re-ran some statistics the other day on our kernel development rate, and changed my formula after Andrew accused me of severely undercounting the rate of change,' noted Greg KH during a discussion about the stability of the Linux kernel while undergoing significant changes. He continued, 'turns out that as of 2.6.24-rc8 for the 2.6.24 kernel release we did: lines added per day, 4945; lines removed per day, 2006; lines modified per day, 1702'. Greg continued:

"'And note, that is real stuff, not renames or file moves at all, git handles not reporting that. That's for the 99 days that it took to do 2.6.24-rc8 (I need to re-run the scripts now that 2.6.24 is out.) It's fricken scarily amazing that things are still working at all... Just something to make you all sleep well at night..."

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