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SubjectRe: 4 stable kernel review cycles starting
On Wed, Mar 31, 2010 at 03:44:45PM +1100, Dave Chinner wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 30, 2010 at 04:03:38PM -0700, Greg KH wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > Well, I up and moved cities and caused a bunch of stable patches to be
> > backlogged. I've caught up with all of the ones that were marked as
> > being wished to be applied to the stable trees, and still have a bunch
> > of pending requests still queued up in my mailbox.
> >
> > But, due to the number of the current patches already applied, it is
> > time to just let these go and work on the other pending stuff after
> > this.
>
> Greg, I send a series of 19 patches for XFS updates to stable@kernel.org
> back on the 12th March for 2.6.32 (subject was "[PATCH 0/19] xfs:
> 2.6.32.y stable tree updates").
>
> The patches were cc'd to the XFS list and they made it there:
>
> http://oss.sgi.com/archives/xfs/2010-03/msg00125.html
>
> so I'm wondering if you've got them queued up or not or whether
> I need to resend them to you....
>
> > So don't worry, if anyone has asked for some patches to be applied to
> > some stable trees, and you don't see it here, just give it some time,
> > I'm still catching up on things (hey, I'm just happy I have an internet
> > connection again...)
>
> I sent these prior to the last stable release that had this same
> comment, so I didn't get worried that they had been missed. Now they
> are missing from the next stable release, I'm getting worried. :/

Yes, they are still in my "to-apply" queue. I also have a series of
ext4 and kvm patches as well as a mess of wireless patches to wade
through, so you are in good company.

The issue is that applying individual patches like this is more
"difficult" than just handling patches that are already marked in
Linus's kernel tree as to be added to the stable queues. So it takes a
bit more time and effort to get to those patches, while still keeping up
with the series like you, and other developers, sent.

Combine that with packing up my house and moving a few hundred miles
away, loosing internet access for over a week, and trying to catch up
with the patches that accumulated during that time, and we ended up with
these already-large stable releases that I figured was better to get out
now, than wait a few days to add a few hundred more patches to them.

So I will get to these patches, don't worry, hopefully my self-inflicted
mess of moving will calm down soon and I will catch up with the backlog.

thanks,

greg k-h


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