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    SubjectRe: RFD: Kernel release numbering
    Andrew Morton wrote:
    > Alan Cox <> wrote:
    >>On Iau, 2005-03-03 at 23:17, Andrew Morton wrote:
    >>>Ideally, the 2.6.x.y maintainer wouldn't need any particular kernel
    >>>development skills - it's just patchmonkeying the things which maintainers
    >>>send him.
    >>I would disagree, and I suspect anyone else who has maintained a distro
    >>stable kernel would likewise. It needs one or more people who know who
    >>to ask about stuff, are careful, have a good grounding in bug spotting,
    >>races, common mistakes and know roughly how all the kernel works.
    >>Maintainers aren't very good at it in general and they don't see
    >>overlaps between areas very well.
    > That is all inappropriate activity for a 2.6.x.y tree as it is being
    > proposed.
    > Am I right? All we're proposing here is a tree which has small fixups for
    > reasonably serious problems. Almost without exception it would consist of
    > backports.

    "thru-ports": commit to linux-2.6.x.y and get Linus to pull.


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