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SubjectRe: [stable] to something appropriate (was Re: 2.6.22 -mm merge plans)
* Jeff Garzik (jeff@garzik.org) wrote:
> Andrew Morton wrote:
> > Yeah, a new-id patch is a pretty critical bugfix if you happen to have that
> > hardware. I'll get all these into 2.6.22 by whatever means and will adopt
> > your advice in future.
> >
> > Probably these should go into -stable too, but I don't know what
> > Greg&Chris's position is on new device IDs.
>
> I don't know either. But a one-line ID patch is pretty painless
> considering the gain, so I would vote for stable@kernel.org taking such
> patches.
>
> If it's more than one line added per ID though, NAK for -stable, IMO...

Well, there's 2 issues here. 1) the patch in question is not -stable
material (the patch name is a bit misleading). 2) you can add them
runtime in userspace (and for pcmcia too after patch in question is
applied), so we've historically avoided that kind of patch for -stable.

thanks,
-chris
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