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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, Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu 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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