Re: [GIT PULL] bcache changes for 3.17

From: Greg KH
Date: Fri Sep 05 2014 - 17:45:41 EST

On Fri, Sep 05, 2014 at 09:31:06AM +0200, Francis Moreau wrote:
> On 08/10/2014 09:54 AM, Peter Kieser wrote:
> >
> > On 2014-08-05 9:58 AM, Jens Axboe wrote:
> >> On 08/04/2014 10:33 PM, Kent Overstreet wrote:
> >>> Hey Jens, here's the pull request for 3.17 - typically late, but lots of tasty
> >>> fixes in this one :)
> >> Normally I'd say no, but since it's basically just fixes, I guess we can
> >> pull it in. But generally, it has to be in my hands a week before this,
> >> so it can simmer a bit in for-next before going in...
> >>
> > Are these fixes going to be backported to 3.10 or other stable releases?
> >
> Could you please answer this question ?
> If you don't want to maintain bcache for stable kernels (I can
> understand that), can you mark it at least as unstable/experimental
> stuff since it really is ?


Just because a maintainer/developer doesn't want to do anything for the
stable kernel releases does _NOT_ mean the code is
"unstable/expreimental" at all.

That's not how stable kernel releases work. _IF_ a maintainer wants to
/ has the time to, they can mark patches for inclusion in stable kernel
releases. Given the huge list of patches that Jens just posted, I doubt
that those are really something I would ever take for a stable kernel

Please read Documentation/stable_kernel_rules.txt for more details
please. And don't ask others to do backporting work for you, it's not
ok, and is something that I have always said is never required, and is
not going to be.


greg k-h
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