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

Greg KH greg at kroah.com
Wed Jun 20 15:45:50 UTC 2012

On Wed, Jun 20, 2012 at 01:21:27PM +0400, Glauber Costa wrote:
> On 06/20/2012 01:04 PM, James Bottomley wrote:
> >>>And also getting support for new device IDs via stable is not an
> >>>exception, right?
> >But I don't consider this to be grey: new HW support is an enhancement
> >and therefore not a stable candidate.
> I don't really know, so I am guessing here: but perhaps the
> reasoning for merging them into stable is that they can't possibly
> break anything that was working before (and I am basically only
> taking Jiri's word that they indeed happen).

Has anyone actually read Documentation/stable_kernel_rules.txt in a

It says:
	 - New device IDs and quirks are also accepted.

I've been taking them for _years_ now, this is not a new thing.

> But even then: If they are really only adding device IDs I can't
> imagine you would take more than a few seconds to distinguish them
> from the others.


greg k-h

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