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SubjectRe: [Ksummit-2013-discuss] When to push bug fixes to mainline
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On Tue, 2013-07-16 at 11:29 -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> Anyway, the point I'm making is that Q&A is limited and often even
> actively misleading ("Hey, I have three tested-by's, so it must be
> fine"), and we might actually want to have a new class of
> "non-critical patch that might be worth backporting to stable, but
> only do so after it's been in a release for some time". Because while
> it might be an "obvious" fix, maybe it's not critical enough that it
> needs to be backported _now_ - maybe it could wait a month or two, and
> get wider testing.

Should we add another stable tag?

Have the default Cc: stable have to wait a rc or two in mainline before
it makes its way to the stable tree. Have a stable-critical for those
that are bugs that are security fixes than need to be backported ASAP.

-- Steve




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