Re: [stable] [patch 00/33] 2.6.20-stable review

From: Chris Wright
Date: Thu Apr 26 2007 - 13:47:06 EST

* Greg KH (gregkh@xxxxxxx) wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 26, 2007 at 09:48:22AM -0700, David Lang wrote:
> > any idea why there are so many more -stable patches for 2.6.20? this is the
> > 10th -stable series, and most of them have been dozens of patches.
> >
> > is there a new team reporting and fixing bugs? or were there just more small
> > problems found in 2.6.20 then normal? or something else?
> I think it's entirely due to the awesome effort by Chuck Ebbert of Red
> Hat. He has been digging through all of the applied patches to Linus's
> tree and been forwarding them on to the stable team. Without his effort
> and help, we would not have so many patches in these releases.

Agreed, Chuck has been really helpful. AFAIK, he sees it as time
well-spent to make sure -stable is carrying patches so Fedora doesn't
have to, great mantra.

BTW, here's some stats (so it's not that far off from normal):

[chrisw@sequoia linux-2.6-stable]$ for x in $(seq 12 20); do echo linux-2.6.$x.y $(git-rev-list
v2.6.$x..linux-2.6.$x.y | wc -l); done
linux-2.6.12.y 53
linux-2.6.13.y 44
linux-2.6.14.y 96
linux-2.6.15.y 110
linux-2.6.16.y 788
linux-2.6.17.y 191
linux-2.6.18.y 240
linux-2.6.19.y 189
linux-2.6.20.y 235
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