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    SubjectRe: [RFC] -stable, how it's going to work.
    On Wed, Mar 09, 2005 at 06:00:45PM +0000, Alan Cox wrote:
    > On Mer, 2005-03-09 at 09:56, Andi Kleen wrote:
    > > - It must be accepted to mainline.
    > Strongly disagree. What if the mainline fix is a rewrite of the core API
    > involved. Some times you need to put in the short term fix. What must
    > never happen is people accepting that fix as long term.
    > How about
    > - It must be accepted to mainline, or the accepted mainline patch be
    > deemed too complex or risky to backport and thus a simple obvious
    > alternative fix applied to stable ONLY.

    Yes, that's acceptable, I agree that Andi's statment is not ok (see the
    .1 release for 2 patches that were accepted in a "simple" way because
    the real fix was too complex.)

    I'll go update the document with this.


    greg k-h
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