Re: [stable] 2.6.17.[1-6] XFS Filesystem Corruption, Where is

From: Dave Jones
Date: Fri Jul 28 2006 - 19:54:32 EST

On Fri, Jul 28, 2006 at 04:26:54PM -0700, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:

> > OK, is out, but still - is this suggestion worthwhile
> > considering for future -stable release engineering or just crap?
> .7 took a bit longer than expected, due to some security bugs that
> needed to be added to the queue, combined with the fact that both Chris
> and I were busy with OLS stuff. Normally we both aren't travelling at
> the same time, but right then, we were, so we couldn't respond as
> quickly as it seems some people felt we should have.
> Sorry about this, we'll try to do better next time.

The flipside to this is that those patches had been posted for around a
week before you released .7, and *no-one* caught this problem until
after the release.

The burden of testing shouldn't solely be on the -stable team.
Perhaps a -pre release at the time of review would be a good idea.
Just a roll-up of the proposed patches, to save testers having
to save and apply 30 patches seperately ?


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