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SubjectRe: [stable] [patch 00/50] -stable review
On Mon, Feb 05, 2007 at 05:16:11PM -0500, Michael Krufky wrote:
> Greg KH wrote:
> > On Sun, Feb 04, 2007 at 01:24:18PM -0500, Michael Krufky wrote:
> >> Chris Wright wrote:
> >>> This is the start of the stable review cycle for the release.
> >>> There are 50 patches in this series, all will be posted as a response
> >>> to this one. If anyone has any issues with these being applied, please
> >>> let us know. If anyone is a maintainer of the proper subsystem, and
> >>> wants to add a Signed-off-by: line to the patch, please respond with it.
> >>>
> >>> These patches are sent out with a number of different people on the
> >>> Cc: line. If you wish to be a reviewer, please email
> >>> to add your name to the list. If you want to be off the reviewer list,
> >>> also email us.
> >>>
> >>> Responses should be made by Mon Jan 8 02:30 UTC.
> >>> Anything received after that time might be too late.
> >> At which point was 2.6.18.y dropped? I thought we were always going to keep
> >> the last two stable kernels up-to-date. Have I been wasting my time fwd'ing
> >> 2.6.18.y patches?
> >
> > It was dropped a while ago, sorry.
> >
> > I'll go through the archives and see if there's enough to do a .18
> > release (and the patches are serious enough to warrent it.)
> Actually, I have a few more -stable patches for both 2.6.18.y and 2.6.19.y, if
> you don't mind holding off a day or two (wont have time to prepare these until
> tomorrow evening)... One of them is a security fix, that allows a non-root user
> to hang the kernel given the correct circumstances.

Ok, that's serious enough :)

I'll wait for your patches.

> Maybe you guys can make some sort of announcement before the -stable kernel is
> closed. I know that now that 2.6.20 is released, implicitly 2.6.18.y is
> closed... but it's been a long while since the last 2.6.18.y release, so I
> wasn't sure if patches were still being accepted.

I thought we did at the time we did the last release, but I'll try to
remember to highlight it a more prominently next time.


greg k-h
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