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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RE[2]: Hah
by DigitalAxis on Sun 7th May 2006 05:18 UTC in reply to "Hah"
DigitalAxis
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2005-08-28

Well, such a claim should be testable.
One, check all the bug reports for 2.6.16 versus the bug reports for, say, 2.6.8 to test to see if there are more reports;
Two, run both kernel codebases through some kind of bug-scanning program (is Coverity a program, or a service?) and see which one has more bugs (I realize the program wouldn't do a perfect job, but it should at least allow for a comparison of numbers of specific types of flaws.)
(Three, fix all those flaws that the scanning tool found)

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