Re: Linux

From: Adrian Bunk
Date: Sun Sep 24 2006 - 21:23:39 EST

On Sun, Sep 24, 2006 at 10:17:53AM +0000, Pavel Machek wrote:
> Hi!
> > > 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...

I stated what I'd do with 2.6.16 before I took over maintainance.

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

Much would be possible under the assumption I had unlimited time...

> Pavel



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"Only a promise," Lao Er said.
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