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SubjectRe: [PATCH 3.18 000/145] 3.18.49-stable review
On Mon, Apr 17, 2017 at 01:37:00PM +0530, Amit Pundir wrote:
> 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.

It's in my long-pending queue for 3.18 patches, I'll catch it the next
release. Give me a chance to catch up with everything (again, I have
well over 200+ patches left to dig through), before you start sending me
new 3.18-stable patches please :)

thanks,

greg k-h

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