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SubjectRe: Bugs and Releases Numbers
On Mon, Jan 13, 2003 at 09:53:36AM -0500, Richard B. Tilley  (Brad) wrote:

> Hello,

Hi Richard,

> How are bug patches worked into the current stable release? For example,
> the ext3 file corruption bug in 2.4.20, was that patch worked into the
> kernel or will it be included in 2.4.21? I'm confused about the exact
> details of this type of thing. If the patch was worked in to 2.4.20, how
> can one tell as the release number doesn't/hasn't changed?

the kernel that was released as 2.4.20 will never be changed.

The ext3 problems are fixed in the 2.4.21-pre kernels and the fixed ext3
code will be in 2.4.21.

> Thank you,
> Brad



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of the darkness. There had been need of rain for many days.
"Only a promise," Lao Er said.
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