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SubjectRe: Bugs and Releases Numbers
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So, if a major security bug was discovered in stable that impacted many
systems in a very fundamental way, then a patch would be written and
applied right away and a new kernel would be released, no?

If that ever happened, what would become of the patches that had been in
pre? Would they be included in the new kernel too, or not?

On Mon, 2003-01-13 at 10:07, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> 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
>
> cu
> Adrian
>
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