What I'd really like to see is an area on kernel.org for "official" versions of security patches for stable kernels (ie. the latest of 2.4/2.6 at present).
It's all very nice having someone say "It's in changeset foo in BK tree bar", or "it's in 2.4.33-rc3", but that's awfully fiddly if *all* you want is the security patch for the current stable kernel you're running. I don't know about anyone else, but I'm not in the habit of running -rc versions on production machines.
It's one of those things where a relatively small amount of work for the person merging the patch can save every distributor, big or small, quite a bit of work having to figure it out and backport it.
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