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

Greg KH greg at kroah.com
Wed Jun 20 00:51:46 UTC 2012

On Tue, Jun 19, 2012 at 05:21:42PM -0400, Dave Jones wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 19, 2012 at 10:49:24AM -0700, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
>  > > Is it a case that the distro tree fixes are not core patches or are they
>  > > backports that are not getting resubmitted for -stable?
>  > 
>  > It's a case that distros are putting patches into their trees that are
>  > backports of bugfixes that are upstream, and are not letting me know
>  > that they should be included in the stable tree.
>  > 
>  > Debian is the exception, they do a wonderful job, thanks to Ben and
>  > others.  Fedora and Canonical are getting better, but could still
>  > improve, a bunch.
> It's the usual story of just being utterly buried in bugs.

Having been in your position in the past, I totally understand.

But a simple, "Can you add git commit id 12345ABC to the stable 3.4
tree" when you add a patch to your kernel, would be most appreciated.

To be fair, Fedora has been doing this recently, and I appreciate it,
keep up the good work :)

> And then of course, sometimes.. we just suck. We're trying to fix that part.
> You have our email addresses. Holler if something doesn't look right.

Will do.


greg k-h

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