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SubjectRe: [PATCH 5.5 00/65] 5.5.11-rc1 review
On Sun, Mar 22, 2020 at 08:51:34PM +0100, Pavel Machek wrote:
> Hi!
>
> > > > Thanks for letting me know, I've now dropped that patch (others
> > > > complained about it for other reasons) and will push out a -rc2 with
> > > > that fix.
> > > >
> > >
> > > I did wonder why the offending patch was included, but then I figured that
> > > I lost the "we apply too many patches to stable releases" battle, and I didn't
> > > want to re-litigate it.
> >
> > I usually much rather take prerequisite patches rather than do
> > backports, which is why that patch was selected.
>
> Unfortunately, that results in less useful -stable.

Not at all, it makes for a _MORE_ useful stable, as we want to mirror
what is in Linus's tree whenever possible.

Come on now, we've been doing this for 17+ years now, it's not new.

greg k-h

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