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.
Thread beginning with comment 121655
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
Just to kill the troll
by ValiSystem on Sat 6th May 2006 18:27 UTC
ValiSystem
Member since:
2006-02-28

The summary is not fair : "This is particularly a problem for bugs that affect old computers or peripherals".

This is important because it implies issues for low budget people and geeks'gateways/firewalls, but a small number people are concerned about bugs for old harware. (they talk about five-year-old hardware)

Support of old harware must be kept because the community tends to use old hardware, but you can't say that linux is getting buggier for general purpose, a few people will notice this quality decrease.

Reply Score: 2