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Date:	Wed, 16 Jan 2008 11:17:08 +1100
From:	Herbert Xu <herbert@...dor.apana.org.au>
To:	jarkao2@...il.com (Jarek Poplawski)
Cc:	cfriesen@...tel.com, davem@...emloft.net, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: questions on NAPI processing latency and dropped network	packets

Jarek Poplawski <jarkao2@...il.com> wrote:
>
> So, it was more a rhetorical trick (sorry!) to suggest, that such a
> business model of being always late with kernels might be quite
> practical and reasonable for many companies, but looks like the
> worst possible development model for Linux.

Well people are always going to operate on this model for commercial
reasons.  FWIW I used to work for a company that stuck to a specific
version of the Linux kernel, and I suppose I still do even now :)

But the important thing is that if you're going to do that, then the
cost that comes with it should be borne by the company and not the
community.

Cheers,
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