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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Documentation: add documentation summary for rc-series and merge window
On Mon, Jun 22, 2009 at 2:15 PM, Pavel Machek<pavel@ucw.cz> wrote:
> On Mon 2009-06-22 14:11:45, Luis R. Rodriguez wrote:
>> On Mon, Jun 22, 2009 at 1:45 PM, Pavel Machek<pavel@ucw.cz> wrote:
>> > On Mon 2009-06-22 14:04:38, Luis R. Rodriguez wrote:
>> >> This is losely based on previous discussions on linux-kernel [1][2][3].
>> >> Lets also refer people reading the stable rules to
>> >> Documentation/development-process/.
>> >>
>> >> Also add the number of days it has taken between releases,
>> >> and provide the average for the last 10 releases: 86.0 days.
>> >>
>> >> [1] http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=122048427801324&w=2
>> >> [2] http://marc.info/?l=linux-netdev&m=122048757705315&w=2
>> >> [3] http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=124515657407679&w=2
>> >>
>> >> Signed-off-by: Luis R. Rodriguez <lrodriguez@atheros.com>
>> > NAK.
>> >
>> >> +2.0.2: RC-SERIES RULES
>> >> +
>> >> +This section summarizes what kind of patches are accepted before the merge
>> >> +window closes and after it closes. These patches are targeted for the kernel
>> >> +prior to its final release.
>> >> +
>> >> +The rc-series focus should really be to address regressions.
>> >> +
>> >> +2.0.2.0: RC-SERIES RULES PRIOR TO THE RC1 RELEASE
>> >> +
>> >> +These are the types of patches that will get accepted prior to a kernel rc1 release,
>> >> +during the merge window:
>> >> +
>> >> + - it must fix a regression
>> >> + - it must fix a security hole
>> >> + - it must fix a oops/kernel hang
>> >> +
>> >> +Non-intrusive bug fixes or small fixes will not be accepted. If the
>> >> patch in
>> >
>> > What? Prior to rc1, new features are accepted.
>>
>> For maintainers yes, for developers sending to the subsystem
>> maintainer no, at least not for that kernel release being worked on. I
>> can try to make this a little clearer.
>
> Yes, it would be good if it was clearer.
>
> If maintainer accepts non-intrusive bugfixes during merge window is
> pretty much his decision, I'd say. I'd expect him to take them if he
> has bandwidth available.

OK thanks I'll add that as well.

Luis


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