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

From: Andi Kleen
Date: Wed Mar 09 2005 - 14:35:29 EST

On Wed, Mar 09, 2005 at 06:00:45PM +0000, Alan Cox wrote:
> On Mer, 2005-03-09 at 09:56, Andi Kleen wrote:
> > - It must be accepted to mainline.
> Strongly disagree. What if the mainline fix is a rewrite of the core API
> involved. Some times you need to put in the short term fix. What must
> never happen is people accepting that fix as long term.
> How about
> - It must be accepted to mainline, or the accepted mainline patch be
> deemed too complex or risky to backport and thus a simple obvious
> alternative fix applied to stable ONLY.

That is what I wrote later in my mail anyways (did you really read it completely?:) See also the followup discussion with Russel and Arjan.

In general stable specific fixes should be the exception, not the rule though.

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