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    SubjectRe: Some thoughts about stable kernel development
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    Marcelo Tosatti <marcelo.tosatti@cyclades.com> writes:

    > > After 2.4.23-rcX becomes final 2.4.23, the 2.4.24-preX would become
    > > 2.4.24-rc1 and would be a base for 2.4.25-pre1.
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    > I really dont understand this "be a base for 2.4.25-pre1".

    Is the same way as 2.4.24 will be - i.e. from a -pre kernel point of
    view, last -rc = final.

    > I guess what you mean is you want a separate 2.4.24-pre tree accepting
    > "-pre" patches while 2.4.23-rc is "in stage" accepting critical bugfixes
    > only.

    Yes.
    The advantage is simple - the maintainer has to evaluate the same set
    of patches once (no increase in work here) and the only additional thing
    (s)he must do is deciding which (-pre and -rc or only -rc) kernels does
    it go in.
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    Krzysztof Halasa, B*FH
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