Summit: Linux Advances Into Enterprise, Seeks Better Fix For Bugs

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at
Wed Apr 9 22:11:13 UTC 2008


If you want some stats on the scale of the Fedora 7 bugs Dave Jones is 
talking about, refer

"Bug reporting is a priority of the kernel developers. Responding to 
prompting by lead kernel integrator Linus Torvalds 3 years ago, they 
began worrying less about catching each bug and more about incorporating 
changes in each iteration of the kernel. Let the larger community help 
detect and correct bugs, was the thinking at the time, several 
developers said.

The practice ran into a response last year from Dave Jones at Red Hat, 
who said he feared the number of bugs in the 2.6.21 kernel was going to 
lead to problems as it became part of Red Hat's community Linux, Fedora. 
"I was incredibly nervous" about the shipping Fedora 7, he recounted 
yesterday, and in a blog on June 7 last year he acknowledged the reason 
he was nervous: "Looking at the first round of bugs that came in during 
the week after F7's release, it's pretty horrific." "


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