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On February 25, 2002 08:31 pm, Marcelo Tosatti wrote:
> On Mon, 25 Feb 2002, DevilKin wrote:
> > On Monday 25 February 2002 20:18, Marcelo Tosatti wrote:
> > > On Mon, 25 Feb 2002, Holzrichter, Bruce wrote:
> > > > > Ok, DAMN. I missed the -rc4 patch in 2.4.18. Real sorry about that.
> > > > >
> > > > > 2.4.19-pre1 will contain it.
> > > >
> > > > Should 2.4.18 final get a -dontuse tag or something?
> > >
> > > No. A "-dontuse" tag should be only used when the kernel can cause damage
> > > in some way.
> > >
> > > The patch which I missed only breaks static apps on _some_ architectures
> > > (not including x86).
> > >
> > > > Some people may get confused grabbing 2.4.18 and not getting the fixes
> > > > that went into rc-4? Just a thought...
> > >
> > > I already changed ftp.kernel.org's changelog adding:
> > >
> > > "Update: The SET_PERSONALITY fix in rc4 has _not_
> > > been included in the final 2.4.18 by mistake."
> > >
> > > I guess thats enough.
> >
> > Wouldn't it be easier just to make a new 2.4.18 with the patch applied?
> >
> > Just to make all our lives a bit easier...
>
> Having two 2.4.18's is a bit of a mess for the ftp.kernel.org mirroring
> system.

That suggests the mirroring system is flawed. It should be possible to
do a quick cancel on an upload, much as with a usenet post. Not that it
should become a habit of course, but it seems something's missing. We've
had a number of events this year where a cancel would have saved a lot of
confusion and handwringing.

--
Daniel
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