[ANNOUNCE] linux-stable security tree
From: Sasha Levin
Date: Mon Apr 11 2016 - 13:53:56 EST
I'd like to announce the linux-stable security tree project. The purpose
is to create a derivative tree from the regular stable tree that would
contain only commits that fix security vulnerabilities.
Quite a few users of the stable trees pointed out that on complex deployments,
where validation is non-trivial, there is little incentive to follow the
stable tree after the product has been deployed to production. There is no
interest in "random" kernel fixes and the only requirements are to keep up
with security vulnerabilities.
Given this, a few projects preferred to delay important kernel updates, and
a few even stopped updating the tree altogether, exposing them to critical
This project provides an easy way to receive only important security commits,
which are usually only a few in each release, and makes it easy to incorporate
them into existing projects.
The tree is available at:
Support is provided for all active -stable trees (https://www.kernel.org/category/releases.html).
Branches/tags for unsupported versions of >=3.0 kernels were also generated for reference.
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