> I would prefer a more professional "Just the facts, Ma'am" approach
> to these things
I agree absolutely.
I honestly can't tell from the quoted message how important it is that I upgrade. On the face of it, it says I should upgrade. But it says it about four times with what look like jokes; is there some sort of "ironic" hidden message there that only regular LKML readers will understand? I'd be happiest if these announcements said - delete as appropriate -
(a) This release fixes known security problems;
(b) This release fixes some bugs that look bad but we don't really know if they are security issues or not;
(c) This release fixes serious bugs, but if you aren't using the affected drivers you'll not benefit from upgrading.