In-Reply-To: <[email protected]> On Thu, 02 Feb 2006 at 15:53:52 -0500, Lee Revell 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 kernel.org 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? I'm talking about patches for problems that keep you from even testing -mm, or that fix really annoying things you hit while testing. E.g. in 2.6.16-rc1-mm4 we have: - SMP alternatives removes the lock prefix from instructions in every loaded module because it wrongly believes you are running an SMP kernel on UP. - Device-mapper mirroring is using the wrong endianness and will try to recover non-existent regions on the device. - Compiler spews hundreds of warning messages during build. - VGA console scrollback is totally broken because it prints a message on every scroll operation. Patches for all of the above and more have been posted to the list and I have applied them. All I want is a place to collect them so they can be more easily found. -- Chuck - To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in the body of a message to [email protected] More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html Please read the FAQ at http://www.tux.org/lkml/
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