Re: [PATCH AUTOSEL for 4.14 015/161] printk: Add console owner and waiter logic to load balance console writes

From: Jiri Kosina
Date: Mon Apr 16 2018 - 16:43:40 EST

On Mon, 16 Apr 2018, Sasha Levin wrote:

> So I think that Linus's claim that users come first applies here as
> well. If there's a user that cares about a particular feature being
> broken, then we go ahead and fix his bug rather then ignoring him.

So one extreme is fixing -stable *iff* users actually do report an issue.

The other extreme is backporting everything that potentially looks like a
potential fix of "something" (according to some arbitrary metric),

The former voilates the "users first" rule, the latter has a very, very
high risk of regressions.

So this whole debate is about finding a compromise.

My gut feeling always was that the statement in


is very reasonable, but making the process way more "aggresive" when
backporting patches is breaking much of its original spirit for me.

Jiri Kosina