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    SubjectRe: Release of 2.4.21
    Christoph Hellwig <hch@infradead.org> wrote:
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    > On Thu, Mar 20, 2003 at 03:34:07PM -0500, Jeff Garzik wrote:
    > > For critical fixes, release a 2.4.20.1, 2.4.20.2, etc. Don't disrupt
    > > the 2.4.21-pre cycle, that would be less productive than just patching
    > > 2.4.20 and rolling a separate release off of that.
    >
    > I think the naming is illogical. If there's a bugfix-only release
    > it whould have normal incremental numbers. So if marcelo want's
    > it he should clone a tree of at 2.4.20, apply the essential patches
    > and bump the version number in the normal 2.4 tree to 2.4.22-pre1

    No point in making things too complex. 2.4.20-post1 is something people can
    easily understand.

    I needed that for the ext3 problems which popped up shortly after 2.4.20 was
    released - I was reduced to asking people to download fixes from my web page.

    And having a -post stream may allow us to be a bit more adventurous in the
    -pre stream.

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