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SubjectRe: [PATCH 3.18 000/145] 3.18.49-stable review
On 17 April 2017 at 12:26, Greg Kroah-Hartman
<gregkh@linuxfoundation.org> wrote:
> 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.

Can you please pick this one
https://www.spinics.net/lists/stable/msg166162.html as well. It fixes
ARCH=arm + CONFIG_SMP=n + CONFIG_ARM_PSCI=y builds.

Regards,
Amit Pundir

>
> thanks,
>
> greg k-h

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