Is the kernel development process broken?
Posted Mar 9, 2005 20:24 UTC (Wed) by dang
Parent article: Is the kernel development process broken?
"There was one suggestion that, to qualify, patches must also be accepted into the mainline kernel"
Roughly that is going to happen. Alan Cox suggested:
"It must be accepted to mainline, or the accepted mainline patch be
deemed too complex or risky to backport and thus a simple obvious
alternative fix applied to stable ONLY."
Andi Kleen replied:
"That is what I wrote later in my mail anyways (did you really read it completely?:) See also the followup discussion with Russel and Arjan.
In general stable specific fixes should be the exception, not the rule though."
And folks seemed generally happy.
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