[Ksummit-2012-discuss] [ATTEND] stable kernel stuff and grumpy maintainers

Andrew Morton akpm at linux-foundation.org
Mon Jun 18 19:10:11 UTC 2012


On Mon, 18 Jun 2012 20:42:32 +0200 (CEST)
Jiri Kosina <jkosina at suse.cz> wrote:

> A particular real-life example: we are between last two release candidates 
> of the enterprise distro release. For a good reason we are, at this stage, 
> allowing *stricly* only high-priority bugfixes (user triggerable crashes, 
> data corruptions, security issues).
> This is not really in line with a huge pile of patches that come with each 
> and every -stable release. And, frankly, -stable releases don't really 
> include solely the patches listed above as high-priority; so we end up 
> cherry-picking from -stable before releasing anyway.

I think the model of -stable being a place for you guys to
pick-and-choose from is a good one.  I am suspecting that whoever does
this has strong opinions about the need for good changelogs ;)




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