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    SubjectRe: [stable] Linux 2.6.25.10
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    From: pageexec@freemail.hu
    Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2008 12:23:50 +0200

    > On 16 Jul 2008 at 3:08, David Miller wrote:
    >
    > > IOW, when we fix security issues, it's simply not even appropriate or
    > > relevant to you.
    >
    > i'll ask again: why aren't security fixes that you fix relevant to users
    > of older kernels (as that's what the topic was)?

    Backporting any fix to older kernels is a chore, the further back you
    go, the harder and less fun it is.

    The tipping point is really quick to where someone hacking the kernel
    for fun simply isn't going to do it, nor should they be expected to.

    That's why people who want a stable supported kernel with fixes
    constantly backported have grown accustomed to paying for that service.

    And to me that is entirely reasonable.


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