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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/8] ntp: Fix STA_INS/DEL clearing bug

    * John Stultz <> wrote:

    > From: John Stultz <>
    > In commit 6b43ae8a619d17c4935c3320d2ef9e92bdeed05d, I
    > introduced a bug that kept the STA_INS or STA_DEL bit
    > from being cleared from time_status via adjtimex()
    > without forcing STA_PLL first.
    > Usually once the STA_INS is set, it isn't cleared
    > until the leap second is applied, so its unlikely this
    > affected anyone. However during testing I noticed it
    > took some effort to cancel a leap second once STA_INS
    > was set.
    > This issue affects 3.4 and up.
    > Since this isn't urgent (issue is only observed in testing,
    > the behavior doesn't affect ntpd, nor is a leapsecond due
    > for at least ~6 months), and we're late in the 3.5-rc
    > cycle, I'm holding this off for 3.6 merge window,
    > where I'll then backport to 3.5-stable and 3.4-stable.

    > CC:

    We generally don't do such a workflow. Either it's valid for
    tip:timers/urgent and it can have a -stable tag, or it should
    not be backported, and not have a -stable tag.

    The rule is: if it's important enough for -stable then it's
    doubly important for the current -rc kernel!



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