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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The answer!
by donut on Sat 6th May 2006 21:06 UTC
donut
Member since:
2006-05-06

The answer is simply! There needs to be more kernel devs!

/me of to learn asm/c so i can help out ;)

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RE: The answer!
by ratatask on Sun 7th May 2006 16:56 in reply to "The answer!"
ratatask Member since:
2006-01-28

No. The answer is there needs to be /FEWER/ kernel devs,
as many of the current ones are not up to the task. They
just produce buggy code.

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RE[2]: The answer!
by McBofh on Tue 9th May 2006 00:26 in reply to "RE: The answer!"
McBofh Member since:
2005-07-07

I don't think your assertion is justified. Another poster quoted an example from a changelog which was akin to "yeah, this should work.... but I can't be bothered testing to make sure." It's that sort of attitude which assists bugs to enter your codebase.

Sure, there is a wide range of abilities in the people who do active kernel development (not just for linux either), but by not having backup in the form of rigorous testing and code review, the strong aren't helping the weak. If the strong coders did help the weaker ones I doubt there would be such issues.

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