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Re: Regressions in 3.2
- From: Brad Lucier <lucier at math dot purdue dot edu>
- To: davem at redhat dot com (David S. Miller)
- Cc: mark at codesourcery dot com, pfeifer at dbai dot tuwien dot ac dot at, gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org, lucier at math dot purdue dot edu
- Date: Wed, 15 May 2002 07:16:40 -0500 (EST)
- Subject: Re: Regressions in 3.2
> Let's make this clear: although the mainline is an appropriate place for
> new, sometimes destabilizing work, it's not a place for regressions. If
> you've made a mess, it's your obligation to go clean up your mess as
> quickly as possible.
> %99 of these problems existed long before DFA or any of the other
> bigger changes have gone in.
>From my point of view, part of the problem was that there were so many
problems with the 3.1 sparc-solaris port that it wouldn't even bootstrap 6 weeks
before the proposed release date (this was not an isolated experience in
the months and weeks leading up to the release) and it took what appeared to
an outsider to be an enormous (and impressive) effort to clean up 3.1 to get
it into reasonable shape for release.
Now, unfortunately, a lot of that effort may have to be repeated on the