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

From: Arjan van de Ven
Date: Thu Mar 10 2005 - 05:20:12 EST

On Thu, 2005-03-10 at 21:00 +1100, Neil Brown wrote:
> On Tuesday March 8, greg@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
> > So here's a first cut at how this 2.6 -stable release process is going
> > to work that Chris and I have come up with. Does anyone have any
> > problems/issues/questions with this?
> One rule that I thought would make sense, but that I don't see listed
> is:
> - must fix a regression
> If some problem was in 2.6.X and is still there in 2.6.X+1, then there
> is no great rush to fix it for 2.6.(X+1).1, it can wait for 2.6.(X+2).

this is tricky. I mean, what if it's a datacorruption thing? Sure older
kernels may have it too... yet at the same time it'd be nice to get it
fixed. And once you go down this slipperly slope you end up with the
original ruleset again, eg it must be "somehow relatively important".

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