ARRRRGH! Guys, who's breaking -STABLE's GMIRROR code?!

Karl Denninger karl at
Tue Sep 12 07:20:03 PDT 2006

On Tue, Sep 12, 2006 at 09:59:02AM -0400, Vivek Khera wrote:
> On Sep 12, 2006, at 3:06 AM, Bj?rn K?nig wrote:
> >-STABLE is still a development branch without guarantee of a stable  
> >and working operating system. -STABLE guarantees that interfaces  
> >remain stable. If you want reliability then jump from release to  
> >release.
> If you want reliability, then you need to do your own testing on your  
> own hardware on your own application prior to replacing your working  
> version with the new one.  Never rely on anyone else saying "Yeah, it  
> will work".  It will come back and bite you where you don't want to  
> be bit.
> The other side of this is "don't replace what works" and just leave  
> things as they are.

That'd be nice - but in this case the reason for the replacement was that
there's SERIOUS breakage in the serial drivers (at least the Rocketport ones,
and perhaps more) in 6.x, which was what prompted the update.

Finding a totally-unrelated thing MFCd back with zero testing was QUITE a 
surprise....and not something I would have tested for ANYWAY, since
the commitlog for sys and this module suggested that the change made to 
that section of code was in fact to remove some "inappropriate" comments - 
not change functionality in a way that could potentially cause this sort 
of breakage!

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