|| ||Steven Rostedt <rostedt-AT-goodmis.org> |
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|| ||Re: [RFC]A question about kernel's development |
|| ||Mon, 21 Mar 2011 23:51:48 -0400|
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On Tue, Mar 22, 2011 at 11:33:14AM +0800, Harry Wei wrote:
> Hi us,
> I wanna know our kernel's development
> procedure for details. I just realize
> when we get a stable release, we must
> merge trementous patches into kernel.
> I often watch -rc kernels, -git kernels,
> , -mm kernels and know their promulgators.
> But i don't know their relationships and
> sequences for shaping stable ones.
Well, a quick answer is that when we fix a bug, we tag it with
Then when it is applied to Linus's tree, Greg then can choose to pull it
into the stable branch.
I also believe that Greg spends lots of lonely nights looking into git
commits, drinking his favorite Latte and cursing at all the git patches
that fix a bug that didn't have a Cc: stable tag attached. He use to
have a huge mane of hair on his head before taking over as stable
> Okay, now we want to develop 2.6.38
> to 2.6.39. How many specific steps should we
> do? In fact, i recognize some. But i want to
> understand all the concrete procedures. Could
> anyone help me, thanks in advance.
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