Phew!! Finally a rock solid kernel on the way…. yeh it’s a weasel

Ok, this kernel is a winner,” began Linux creator Linus Torvalds, playfully announcing the 2.6.25-rc2 kernel which gained the name “Funky Weasel is Jiggy wit it“. He continued:

“Just to show how _much_ of a winner it is, it’s been awarded a coveted ‘weasel’ series name, which should tell you just how good it’s going to be. It’s a name revered in Linux kernel history, and as such this brings back the good old days where if you find a bug, you’re almost certainly simply mistaken, and you probably just did something wrong. But hey, you can try to prove me wrong. I dare you.”

Linus went on to describe some of the changes using ‘git dirstat‘, “in particular, it shows that almost exactly half of the updates are to drivers, with network drivers alone being a third of the whole patch. And of the remaining half, about half was architecture updates, notably to SH.” He then noted, “I’m optimistic that this release cycle won’t be anywhere near the pain of what 24 was, which is why I’m just going to go off for the long weekend and stay at the beach.


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