[Ksummit-2012-discuss] [ATTEND] Process issues, device model, stable
rostedt at goodmis.org
Tue Jun 19 02:54:29 UTC 2012
On Sun, 2012-06-17 at 20:45 +0100, Mark Brown wrote:
> - Stable kernel releases, mostly in the same areas as everyone else
> has been mentinoning though with a different set of distributions and
> users in mind to most.
> I do keep wondering if it's worth providing a way to flag up
> non-bugfix backports to distros and other people maintaining older
> kernels. I relatively often find myself with fixes that definitely
> don't meet the stable kernel critera but which realistically I'd
> expect anyone deploying with older kernels to want to grab along with
> their hardware enablement stuff (which is a separate issue). I think
> this might be part of why people aren't bothering so much as they
> might with tagging things for stable.
I've wondered if we should create a 'unstable' branch ;-) That is, a
stable + things that most distros backport.
But consider this a unstable branch because it breaks the rules of
stability. I don't know how much the distros would like to collaborate
in such an effort. This will remove their "advantage" from each other
(If one ever existed).
I would not recommend that Greg handle this. It would require someone
else that would want such a public repo. Greg has too much on his hands
to do something silly like this.
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