Re: [PATCH -v3 0/5] x86, cacheinfo, amd: L3 Cache Index Disable fixes

From: Ingo Molnar
Date: Sat Jan 23 2010 - 02:00:29 EST

* H. Peter Anvin <hpa@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On 01/22/2010 09:40 AM, Borislav Petkov wrote:
> >>>
> >>> Those patches are also good -stable candidates.
> >>
> >> Hmmm... I'm not sure I see a strong justification for a late -rc push
> >> into Linus/stable push for for these... I think you would have to
> >> explicitly make the case if you want them to be considered as such.
> >
> > Well, on the one hand, they fix real bugs in the L3 cache index disable
> > code and since they're bugfixes, they are eligible late -rc candidates.
> Bugfixes are *early* -rc candidates. Regression fixes are *late* -rc
> candidates, at least that seems to be the policy Linus currently implements.
> -stable seems to use slightly less strict criteria (the whole point is that
> -final needs to be a stabilization point, backported fixes/drivers can then
> come onto a stable base) which is why you seem some patches which are
> "straight to .1".


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