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

From: Greg KH
Date: Fri Jul 28 2006 - 20:28:41 EST

On Fri, Jul 28, 2006 at 07:55:34PM -0400, Dave Jones wrote:
> 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 ?

I can do that, it's very simple to do using quilt. Others have asked
for this too. I'll try it out with the next release.


greg k-h
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