Re: [PATCH v3.1415] Documentation: add documentation summary forrc-series and merge window

From: Jake Edge
Date: Tue Jun 23 2009 - 15:23:34 EST

On Tue, 23 Jun 2009 12:11:52 -0700 (PDT) Linus Torvalds wrote:

> In fact, this whole discussion has shown one thing: people still
> think that "bug fix" somehow automatically means that it's
> appropriate after the merge window. That's simply not so.

Makes sense. It certainly is counter-intuitive sometimes, though.
Just to clarify, there would seem to be one other category of bugs that
is reasonable post-merge-window: those introduced by new features (or
bug fixes) that were added during the merge window (i.e. something
found in testing the new code during the -rc cycle). Those don't
necessarily have to be security/oops problems and, for the most part,
can't be regressions (at least for new features). Or should those
wait, by and large, for the next merge window?


Jake Edge - LWN - jake@xxxxxxx -
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
More majordomo info at
Please read the FAQ at