[Ksummit-2012-discuss] [ATTEND] stable kernel stuff and grumpy maintainers
jkosina at suse.cz
Mon Jun 18 20:50:18 UTC 2012
On Mon, 18 Jun 2012, Greg KH wrote:
> > 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 ;)
> Along those lines, are the existing changelogs not sufficient to
> determine this type of information?
Well, sometimes it's not immediately obvious from the changelog what kind
of bug is actually being fixed (and yes, I know that for some of the
security fixes this is on purpose :-) ).
So, speaking with my SLES kernel maintainer hat on, having some
'categorization' of the bug that is being fixed by a particular -stable
patch, would be extremely helpful.
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