Re: [SPOILER] Don't read if you don't like spoilers !

From: Ralf Baechle (
Date: Fri May 26 2000 - 05:18:06 EST

On Thu, May 25, 2000 at 07:42:25PM -0400, Ricky Beam wrote:

> [I deal with configuration and build management a great deal. These sorts
> of games just pisses me off. Just go look at the patch publication times.
> 2.3 has been in-progress for over a year and I don't see a whole lot of
> innovation over that year. What I do see is a "code freeze" (8 months ago?)
> followed within days by massive changes to the network driver code breaking
> _every_ network driver; inclusion of the ia64 arch code despite not one
> physically available system for using it;

That's not true; I've seen IA64 machines at several companies allied with
Intel. They're just not ready for shipping but yet code needs to be
written for them. The integration of the IA64 code was very non-instrusive
to all the other architectures so there was no good reason to not do it.
Also please consider that 2.6 won't be ready by the time Intel has
promissed to ship production silicon and that's well an argument for
inclusion of a new architecture that is promising to be widesread.


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