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KernelTrap: 2.6.8 Followed By 2.6.8.1

Aug 16, 2004, 14:30 (0 Talkback[s])

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"Shortly after the release, an easily reproducible Oops was reported from accessing a mounted NFS filesystem. Linus acknowledged the bug, and decided to release a quick 2.6.8.1, 'to make it usable for people with NFS.' When asked why it was named this instead of 2.6.9 using the long-standing three-digit kernel versioning, Linus explained:

"'Well, we've been discussing the 2.6.x.y format for a while, so I see this as an opportunity to actually do it... Will it break automated scripts? Maybe. But on the other hand, we'll never even find out unless we try it some time...'"

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