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

From: Greg KH
Date: Wed Mar 09 2005 - 13:49:54 EST

On Wed, Mar 09, 2005 at 06:00:45PM +0000, Alan Cox wrote:
> On Mer, 2005-03-09 at 09:56, Andi Kleen wrote:
> > - It must be accepted to mainline.
> Strongly disagree. What if the mainline fix is a rewrite of the core API
> involved. Some times you need to put in the short term fix. What must
> never happen is people accepting that fix as long term.
> How about
> - It must be accepted to mainline, or the accepted mainline patch be
> deemed too complex or risky to backport and thus a simple obvious
> alternative fix applied to stable ONLY.

Yes, that's acceptable, I agree that Andi's statment is not ok (see the
.1 release for 2 patches that were accepted in a "simple" way because
the real fix was too complex.)

I'll go update the document with this.


greg k-h
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