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SubjectRe: [PATCH 3.18 000/145] 3.18.49-stable review
On Mon, Apr 17, 2017 at 12:18:19PM -0600, Shuah Khan wrote:
> 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:
> > kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v3.x/stable-review/patch-3.18.49-rc1.gz
> > or in the git tree and branch at:
> > git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable-rc.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:
> > https://android.googlesource.com/kernel/common/+/android-3.18
> >
>
> 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.

Ah, thanks for this. Please don't feel like you have to test 3.18 on
your system if you don't want to, I know it's a very old kernel...

greg k-h

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