Re: Wanted: hotfixes for -mm kernels

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On Thu, 2006-02-02 at 15:00 -0500, Chuck Ebbert wrote:
> Most -mm kernels have small but critical bugs that are found shortly
> after release.  Patches for these are posted on linux-kernel but
> they aren't made available on until the next -mm release.
> Would it be possible to create a hotfix/ directory for each -mm
> release and put those patches there?  A README could explain that
> the fixes are untested.  At least people reading the files could
> see an issue exists even if they're not brave enough to try the
> patch. :)

I doubt it - mm is an experimental kernel, hotfixes only make sense for
production stuff.  It moves too fast.

A better question is what does -mm give you that mainline does not, that
causes you to want to "stabilize" a specific -mm version?


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