Re: [PATCH 3.18 00/24] 3.18.107-stable review

From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Sat Apr 28 2018 - 00:36:05 EST

On Fri, Apr 27, 2018 at 03:41:28PM -0400, Theodore Y. Ts'o wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 27, 2018 at 03:57:35PM +0200, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> > This is the start of the stable review cycle for the 3.18.107 release.
> The page currently lists 3.18 as EOL. I assume we released
> an update for Spectre/Meltdown after we declared it end of life, but I
> was surprised to see that there was going to be a 3.18.107.

There are no patches for Spectre/Meltdown in the 3.18.y kernel tree that
I know of.

> Should we change how 3.18 is listed on Or should we just
> keep peeople wondering whether will be updates after 3.18.107? :-)

Keep people wondering.

As I have stated before, I'm keeping it alive as there are still a few
tens of millions of devices out there using this kernel, including one
of my personal phones. I might get tired of keeping it semi-up-to-date
and then will stop releasing updates, and reserve the right to do so at
any point in time :)


greg k-h