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SubjectRe: [PATCH 3.18 000/145] 3.18.49-stable review
On Sun, Apr 16, 2017 at 04:30:32PM -0700, Guenter Roeck wrote:
> On 04/16/2017 03:48 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.
> >
>
> Build results:
> total: 140 pass: 139 fail: 1
> Failed builds:
> parisc:allmodconfig
>
> Qemu test results:
> total: 111 pass: 111 fail: 0
>
> Fixing the build failure requires commit 6c8afa88adce ("Input: gscps2 - fix
> MODULE_DEVICE_TABLE invocation").

Ah, nice! I'm pretty amazed that there was only one failure, thanks for
testing all of these and letting me know. I've also queued up this last
patch for 3.18.

thanks,

greg k-h

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