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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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