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    SubjectRe: [ 00/78] 3.3.2-stable review
    On Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 09:43:33PM +0300, Felipe Contreras wrote:
    > On Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 8:24 PM, Adrian Chadd <adrian@freebsd.org> wrote:
    > > On 12 April 2012 09:49, Felipe Contreras <felipe.contreras@gmail.com> wrote:
    > >
    > >>>
    > >>> A revert is the same as a patch.  It needs to be in Linus's tree before
    > >>> I can add it to the stable releases.
    > >>
    > >> Right, because otherwise people's systems would actually work.
    > >>
    > >> But hey, as I said, following rules is more important, regardless of
    > >> what the rules are, and why they are there. The rules that actually
    > >> triggered this issue in v3.3.1, as this is not in v3.3.
    > >>
    > >> You could just accept that the patch should have never landed in
    > >> v3.3.1 in the first place, but it's much easier to arbitrarily keep
    > >> stacking patches without thinking too much about them.
    > >
    > > Greg is doing the right thing here. We face the same deal in FreeBSD -
    > > people want fixes to go into a release branch first, but if you do
    > > that you break the development flow - which is "stuff goes into -HEAD
    > > and is then backported to the release branches."
    > >
    > > If you don't do this, you risk having people do (more, all)
    > > development and testing on a release branch and never test -HEAD (or
    > > "upstream linux" here). Once you open that particular flood gate, it's
    > > hard to close.
    >
    > But this is exactly the opposite; the patch that broke things is in
    > the 'release branch' (3.3.1); it's not in upstream (3.3). Sure, it's
    > also on a later upstream, which is also broken.

    What is the git commit id of the patch in 3.3.1 that caused this to
    break? This is the first time I have heard that 3.3 worked and 3.3.1
    did not work. Someone needs to tell me these things...

    greg k-h
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