Re: [RFC] -stable, how it's going to work.

From: Arjan van de Ven
Date: Wed Mar 09 2005 - 05:28:24 EST

On Wed, 2005-03-09 at 10:17 +0000, Russell King wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 09, 2005 at 11:10:59AM +0100, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
> > On Wed, 2005-03-09 at 10:56 +0100, Andi Kleen wrote:
> > > One rule I'm missing:
> > >
> > > - It must be accepted to mainline.
> > >
> >
> > I absolutely agree with Andi on this one.
> What about the case (as highlighted in previous discussions) that the
> stable tree needs a simple "dirty" fix, whereas mainline takes the
> complex "clean" fix?

that's the exception I talked about a bit later in my mail. It should be
rare and very deliberate. And in fact once the mainline change ripples
out into maturity I rather replace the -stable one with that later on,
even if it's a bit more invasive.

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