Ok, are all the panics fixed now?

John Hay jhay at icomtek.csir.co.za
Wed Aug 27 21:27:00 PDT 2003

> >> So, I think we'll just include a warning with 4.9:
> >>
> >>
> >> Do not attempt to stress a FreeBSD 4.9 machine if you:
> >
> >or "Upgrade your FreeBSD to RedHat".
> s/RedHat/FreeBSD 4.8-RELEASE/
> >It's simple: we need to backout all these untested MFCs.
>   Or fix the bugs.  I don't know anything about the code in question, but 
> now that people are getting repeatable panics, I assume that tracking down 
> the bugs will be rather easier.
>   There was a time when STABLE absolutely needed to be stable, but I'm not 
> sure that's necessarily the case any more; now that we have all the 
> release/security branches, I think it's safe to say that most systems which 
> need absolute stability aren't going to be running STABLE.

But the security branches don't get bug fixes, only security fixes. So
at the the end we don't have a branch for stability anymore. I think
that is a step in the wrong direction. I think by the time we get to
x.4 or x.5 of a branch, it should be rock stable and only get bug
fixes, with maybe device drivers added. Big changes should be avoided.

John Hay -- John.Hay at icomtek.csir.co.za / jhay at FreeBSD.org

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