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e1000e and the Joy of Development Kernels

Oct 03, 2008, 15:47 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jonathan Corbet)

"But, as we have seen in this case, the potential for catastrophic bugs is real. Development code can brick your network adapter, scramble your filesystems, open up severe security holes, or save your documents as OOXML. When experimenting with unstable code - even if it has been neatly packaged by your distributor - it is always prudent to have good backups and an even better sense of humor."

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