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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McBofh
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2005-07-07

Having a stable in-kernel set of interfaces seems to have worked quite well for Solaris, AIX, HPUX and Irix. I always wonder about why Linux doesn't have one, and think that perhaps it's due to a lack of sufficient design process, or maybe just an attitude of "well we're better than that, we don't need to do what they do."

Having processes (which you *use*!) isn't evil, people, it's how software engineering keeps going.

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