Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 6th May 2006 17:26 UTC, submitted by JMcCarthy
Linux Andrew Morton, the lead maintainer of the Linux production kernel, is worried that an increasing number of defects are appearing in the 2.6 kernel and is considering drastic action to resolve it. "I believe the 2.6 kernel is slowly getting buggier. It seems we're adding bugs at a higher rate than we're fixing them," Morton said, in a talk at the LinuxTag conference in Wiesbaden, Germany, on Friday.
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Only need to look at 2.6.16
by SlackerJack on Sat 6th May 2006 18:07 UTC
SlackerJack
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2005-11-12

To see that, 2.6.16.14 already and I agree that drastic action does need to be taken. Problem is people want more features and drivers, with this comes bugs.

Edited 2006-05-06 18:22

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graigsmith Member since:
2006-04-05

if it were a microkernel, it wouldn't have added more bugs when you added drivers, and features.

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Wrawrat Member since:
2005-06-30

Perhaps the ľK itself wouldn't have more bugs, but its services would. Since an ľK is pratically useless without services... Instead of adding bugs to the kernel, you would add bugs to the core system (ľK + services). The system could be more stable, but you would still have bugs.

People should think before making such inane claims.

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