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

Andrew Morton akpm at linux-foundation.org
Mon Jun 18 20:59:11 UTC 2012


On Mon, 18 Jun 2012 13:53:47 -0700
"H. Peter Anvin" <hpa at zytor.com> wrote:

> On 06/18/2012 01:50 PM, Jiri Kosina 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 find myself typing "when fixing a bug, please fully describe
the end-user visible effects of that bug" awfully frequently.

Something ain't working.


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