kern/79539: 5.3 nfs tasks running and not selected at install time

Mark Linimon linimon at
Mon Apr 4 19:22:00 PDT 2005

On Mon, 4 Apr 2005, Joe wrote:

> This was reported 1/16/2004 in 5.2 RC2 as Problem Report kern/61438 and
> somebody lowered its importance so it has never been addressed.

There is a myth that setting the priority obligates any developer to
work on any open PR.  In actuality FreeBSD is developed and maintained
almost completely by volunteers and as such no one is really obligated
to work on anything.

> Why have a "RC" version if problems are not going to be addressed
> and fixed before becoming a release version.    

Many problems do indeed get addressed during an RC period.  In particular
the QA cycles for 5.2 and 5.3 fixed dozens if not hundreds of problems.
But if we waited until every single problem was fixed we would never
release any versions whatsoever.

We do the best we can given the available volunteers and beyond that
there is really no guarantee.


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