December 18, 2003

Linus Torvalds: Linux 2.6.0

This should not be a big surprise to anybody on the list any more, since we've been building up to it for a long time now, and for the last few weeks
I haven't accepted any patches except for what amounts to fairly obvious one-liners.

Anyway, 2.6.0 is out there now, and the patch from -test11 is a swelte 11kB in size. It's not the totally empty patch I was hoping for, but judging by
the bugs I worked on personally, things are looking pretty good.

To give you an example, one of the nastier bugs that we chased for the last five weeks was a bug that could only be reproduced reliably on a 16- or
32-way system, and only when the system had flaky disks. Putting in known-good disks made the problem disappear. Similarly, compiling the kernel with
another compiler made the problem disappear.



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