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SubjectRe: [PATCH 3.18 000/145] 3.18.49-stable review
On 04/16/2017 04:48 AM, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> This is the start of the stable review cycle for the 3.18.49 release.
> There are 145 patches in this series, all will be posted as a response
> to this one. If anyone has any issues with these being applied, please
> let me know.
> ---------
> Wait, what? 3.18? Wasn't that kernel dead and forgotten and left to
> rot on the side of the road? Yes, it was, but unfortunately, there's a
> few million or so devices out there in the wild that still rely on this
> kernel. Now, some of their manufacturers and SoC vendors might not be
> keeping their kernels up to date very well, but some do actually care
> about security and their users, so this release is for them. If you
> happen to have a vendor that does not care about their users, go
> complain, as odds are, your device is very insecure right now...
> Because of this strange situation, and thanks to some vendors backing
> the effort[1], I'll keep 3.18-stable alive in a semi-active mode, doing
> releases every once in a while to keep it up to date and working well
> based on what is happening in other more well-maintained stable kernels
> (hint, use 4.4 or 4.9 or newer PLEASE, if your vendor refuses to do so,
> switch vendors, it's the only way they will learn...) I don't know how
> long I'll keep doing this, so if you care about 3.18, please contact me
> to let me know the expected lifespan of your device.
> And finally, due to the delay from the last 3.18-stable kernel release,
> there is a large backlog of patches, this is about 1/2 of the pending
> ones so far. I'll be working on catching up to the rest of them over
> the next few weeks, and then the updates should be smaller than this
> one.
> ok, back to your normal form-letter stable -rc release notice:
> ---------
> Responses should be made by Tue Apr 18 08:01:19 UTC 2017.
> Anything received after that time might be too late.
> The whole patch series can be found in one patch at:
> or in the git tree and branch at:
> git:// linux-3.18.y
> and the diffstat can be found below.
> thanks,
> greg k-h
> [1] Google's android-common-3.18 will be tracking these releases for
> those of you caring about a working android kernel based on 3.18, I
> recommend using this tree:

Compiled and booted on my test system. I don't have old dmesg logs to
compare. I removed 3.18 and history from my test system. I will keep
3.10.49 logs for the next release.

-- Shuah

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