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Old 02-12-2010, 12:59 PM
Ben Hutchings
Default Bug#568416: Put in upstream (Was: 64-bit kernel/32-bit userland boot failure)

On Fri, 2010-02-12 at 09:52 -0200, Claudio F Filho wrote:
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> Hi
> I am a newbie debian user, that some times play (or try) to compile the
> kernel and when i saw this bug, i tried some times to build a pkg based
> in the vanilla
> As i have a macbook v2, with gpu Intel 945GM, i saw many errors in the X
> and not understand why?!... Looking the changelog, i saw some bugs about
> the i915 driver (apg, drm, etc), present in the diff, but not in the
> vanilla code.
> So, my question is if are bugs in kernel, why this patches aren't
> present in the next vanilla pkg at kernel.org?
> Please, i ask because i really wish to understand if we have some
> problem @ kernel.org.

Almost all our bug fixes are included in stable releases via kernel.org.

When a patch that we apply is incorporated into an upstream stable
update, we revert our patch before applying the stable update. However,
we leave our patch in the source package until we switch to a new
upstream version. This is because the Debian Installer kernel packages
are not always in sync with the ordinary kernel packages, and we still
need to provide full source for them.


Ben Hutchings
We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking.
- Albert Camus

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