Re: Wanted: hotfixes for -mm kernels

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On Thu, 2 Feb 2006, Dmitry Torokhov wrote:

> On 2/2/06, Lee Revell <[email protected]> wrote:
> > 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?
> >
> Some people just run -mm so the hotfixes/* would help them to get
> their boxes running until the next -mm without having to hunt through
> LKML for bugs already reported/fixed. This will allow better testing
> coverage because most obvious bugs are caught almost immediately and
> then people can continue using -mm to find more stuff.

Yep.  I think it's a good idea, although it does move fast, like
Lee says.  I'd be willing to help if e.g. there was some place
where several of us could upload patches to.

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