Re: 2.4.22 timeline was RE: 2.4.21-rc7 ACPI broken

From: Stephan von Krawczynski (
Date: Thu Jun 12 2003 - 09:05:52 EST

On Wed, 11 Jun 2003 23:15:06 +0200
Adrian Bunk <> wrote:

> [...]
> The important thing is that this is inside a stable kernel series and an
> update that makes things better for 100 people but makes things worse
> for one person is IMHO bad since it's a regression for one person.

You cannot fulfill that in reality. Looking at the broad variety of software
out there you simply cannot know all the implications a simple bug fix may
have. There may well be boxes that rely on a broken code you just fixed. Only
god knows. So you sometimes simply have to do "the right thing"(tm) knowing
there will always be people who shoot you for it.

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