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    SubjectRe: [stable] Linux 2.6.25.10
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    From: pageexec@freemail.hu
    Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2008 12:51:31 +0200

    > On 16 Jul 2008 at 3:31, David Miller wrote:
    >
    > > 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 how does that imply that you should not mark security fixes as such?

    You asked me why fixes are not relevant to users of older upstream
    non-dist kernels. And I answered that question.


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