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SubjectRe: Linux 3.0.8
On 10/26/11 01:14, Mike Galbraith wrote:
> On Tue, 2011-10-25 at 04:41 -0400, wrote:
>> On Tue, 25 Oct 2011 09:02:40 +0200, Greg KH said:
>>> On Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 10:40:44PM -0700, Randy Dunlap wrote:
>>>> On 10/24/11 22:19, Greg KH wrote:
>>>>> All users of the 3.0 kernel series must upgrade.
>>>> I noticed that "must" word in 3.0.7 also. Please explain.
>>> Nothing new, I've been saying that for years.
>> I think Randy means that out of the 29 commits for .7->.8, there's only one
>> (Hugh Dicken's mremap fix) and *maybe* Peter Zijlstra's cputimer fix, which
>> even *possibly* rise to the "all users" level, as everything else is against
>> XFS or CIFS or ARM or something else that's not an across-the-board issue.
>> And the changelog for the mremap commit says that "but this lucky report
>> hints", which sort of implies it's a very hard-to-hit bug that nobody even knew
>> was there.
>> So it's not obvious from just the shortlog that it's a "MUST upgrade" category.
> Seems like perfectly fine boilerplate to me. If I want the warmest
> fuzzy I can get, I must upgrade. Peter's patch fixed a box killer that
> I don't care to hit (dead bugs being kinda boring), so I must upgrade.

Sure, if it's just boilerplate, that's fine.
My mistake was thinking that it was something new & different.

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