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[5]: Kernel Bugs ?
by archiesteel on Sun 7th May 2006 23:14 UTC
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archisteel get off your high horse. you linux fanboys critize Microsoft and Windows.

I don't. I use Windows every single day, as much as I use Linux. I also act as "family and friends" tech support. I've been using Microsoft operating systems since the very first days of DOS, when PCs were still only made by IBM.

Why do you assume that us guys criticizing Linux aren't Linux users? How would I know about REGPARM/NOREGPARM and about Linux's lack of a stable kernel API if I'm not a Linux developer/user?

That proves nothing. I'm not a Linux developer and I've heard of these as well. All Linux development is done in the open, so it's very easy for anyone to find out about Linux' strengths and weaknesses.

You should be very worried about people like me who really know the internals of Linux. We work with other oprating systems and are all about exposing the soft underbelly of Linux.

So you admit having an anti-Linux agenda, then? Good to know, I'm adding you to my list.

Now, why should I be worried? Try all you want, you naysayers can't slow down Linux development and adoption.

Y'all can talk all day about astroturfers and Microsoft windows fanboys but at the end of the day, just look at Linux's faults and deal with them - thank us for shouting at you - because we care about Linux (as much as we care about Windows or Solaris or MacOS)

I hear a lot of "we" and "us" coming from you. Usually, when someone feels the need to invent some sort of group and claim to be part of it, it only means that they don't have enough confidence in their arguments to let them stand on their own merit. Either that or you've got multiple personality disorder...

Now, as far as astroturfers go, I'm still convince there are a few on this site - I mean, who would spend so much time defending a multi-billion company that stifles innovation and competition through abusive monopolistic practices, except people who are on their payroll? (Before you throw a hissy fit, I'm not saying YOU are, just that there are some here.)

Meanwhile, this is taking away from the main point of this article: no kernel is perfect, there are currently too many bugs in the development kernel, Andrew Morton called it, now it's time to fix those bugs. I still believe that those who take this rather mundane news item and put an anti-Linux spin on it are idiots, any way you look at it.

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