Re: Linux

From: Pavel Machek
Date: Sun Sep 24 2006 - 12:19:15 EST


> > Adrian, when you have a doubt whether such a fix should go into next
> > release, simply tell people about the problem and ask them to test
> > current driver. If nobody encounters the problem, you can safely keep
> > the patch in your fridge until someone complains. By that time, the
> > risks associated with this patch will be better known.
> It's not that I wanted to upgrade ACPI to the latest version.
> And my rules are:
> - patch must be in Linus' tree
> - I'm asking the patch authors and maintainers of the affected subsystem
> whether the patch is OK for 2.6.16

I thought stable rules were longer than this... including 'patch must
be < 100 lines' and 'must be bugfix for serious bug'. Changing rules
for -stable series in the middle of it seems like a bad idea...

Maybe you can keep -ab with relaxed rules and -stable with original

Thanks for all the (sleeping) penguins.
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