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

Jiri Kosina jkosina at suse.cz
Mon Jun 18 20:55:23 UTC 2012

On Mon, 18 Jun 2012, H. Peter Anvin wrote:

> > 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.
> > 
> This seems to be going down the rathole that we tried to address with
> the "Impact:" notes in -tip.  It didn't work :(

I'd be interested in more background of 'didn't work', to prevent me/us 
from reinventing the wheel.


Jiri Kosina

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