Re: [patch 000/104] 2.6.27-stable review

From: Greg KH
Date: Wed Dec 03 2008 - 18:28:24 EST

On Thu, Dec 04, 2008 at 01:06:04AM +0300, Michael Tokarev wrote:
> Greg KH wrote:
> []
> > And yes, there are a lot of patches here, the big series are:
> ...
> > - ext4 bugfixes
> I wonder why updates for ext4, which is still marked
> "experimental" in kconfig, should go to -stable in
> the first place... Given the number of bugs^Wpatches
> in this part of the kernel, and given the amount
> of current development in this area. Just.. curious.

Primarily because at least 4 distros are basing their releases off of
the 2.6.27 kernel tree. Those distos do have users who are using the
ext4 file system for their daily use, and so bugfixes for it are worthy
to keep track of in a centralized place like the -stable tree.


greg k-h
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