[Ksummit-2012-discuss] [ATTEND] Process issues, device model, stable
greg at kroah.com
Tue Jun 19 16:52:08 UTC 2012
On Mon, Jun 18, 2012 at 10:54:29PM -0400, Steven Rostedt wrote:
> 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.
That's what the LTSI project is trying to do:
So far, it's primarily embedded board support patches going into its
kernel, as that's the people who are paying attention to it.
I'd recommend using that first, before wanting to create
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