[OT] Linus Torvalds delays Linux 3.0 launch due to a subtle bug

Avi Greenbury lists at avi.co
Thu Jul 21 14:04:57 UTC 2011

Robert Spanjaard wrote:
> I'm talking about the bugs that are already fixed. Linus said that
> 3.0 would have "a lot of random fixes". Those fixes will not be
> released until this single new bug is fixed.

They're all already in the RC if you really want the kernel as soon as
it's ready (where 'ready' doesn't extend as far as patching this
specific bug).

> Delaying a release until all known bugs are fixed makes sense with a
> new project. On a running project like the kernel, delaying a release
> usually means delaying bug fixes too.

This is true of the previous many releases of the kernel.  

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