Re: PNP patch into kernel when?

Andrew E. Mileski (
Thu, 5 Dec 1996 00:49:41 -0500 (EST)

> It is getting late in the Linux development cycle to change its
> interfaces. Unfortunately, Linux is still being developed and will
> perhaps continue to develop over time.
> Perhaps it should be considered splitting off a 2.2 kernel that
> conforms to the old standard, and a parallel 3.0 version with the
> resource management and other interface breaking code in it. Later
> development will occur on 3.0 as 3.1. This provides a kernel (2.2) that
> anyone can use and prepares everyone for 3.2.

Though an admirable idea, I doubt very much if it would fly, for
it would increase Linus's workload, and we already know he is

Perhaps it is time discuss a new kernel maintenance strategy?
This would require Linus's co-operation and stamp of approval
at the very least for it to succeed.

Note: Even though Hugh Hefner no longer runs Playboy, he still
holds onto the tough job of choosing all the Playmates :-)

Andrew E. Mileski
Linux Plug-and-Play Kernel Project
XFree86 Matrox Team