RE: too much untested code in new kernels

Ray Van Tassle-CRV004 (
Fri, 3 Jan 1997 10:16:45 -0600

>> rvt said:
>> Actually, I'd rather see Linus flat-out reject a patch that resulted
>> in a bad compile. Agreed, there is no way to verify that it has
>> been tested--but what can one do about that?
>mec said:
> Oh -- I was not clear! Yes, I would like Linus to reject such patches,
> too.
> For the testing part, Linus could require patch submitters to say how
> much they have tested their code and how many other people have tested
> it. Then he would use his own judgement about if that is good enough or
> to reject the patch for more testing.
> For people like you and me, we would simply continue to be early
> adopters some times, and to hang back and watch linux-kernel-digest
> other times. But the early adopters would get bad software significantly
> less often so this would increase the # of early adopters.
> Regards,
> Michael Chastain "love without fear"

Ok, that makes two votes!