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

From: Linus Torvalds
Date: Thu Mar 10 2005 - 13:07:20 EST

On Thu, 10 Mar 2005, Lee Revell wrote:
> So just to be 100% clear, no sound with 2.6.N where the sound worked
> with 2.6.N-1 absolutely does qualify. Right?

If you can send in a patch that fixes it in an obvious way and in less
than 100 lines of context diff, hell yes.

Remember: all the other constraints still hold. Don't fall into the trap
of believing that "if it fixes a regression, it's for -stable". It needs
to be _obvious_, and it needs to be small enough that bugs are unlikely.

And that "small enough" is really important. Bugs do happen. Even in
"obvious" patches. The whole _point_ of -stable is to try to make them
less likely, and the strict constraints are very much a part of that.

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