Kernel stable updates policy change
On Mon, Feb 09, 2009 at 09:26:07AM -0700, Tim Gardner wrote:
> The Stable Release Updates team (in the form of Steve Langasek) have
> expressed some concern over the kernel team policy of applying upstream
> stable updates. The volume of stable patches for 2.6.27 has been quite
> high, and has caused at least one regression that was not detected until
> promotion to -updates. The kernel team believes overall that the stable
> updates provide much goodness, stability, and some device enablement and
> quirk fixes which cover that post-release period before the next release
> is stable enough to use. However, even one regression is a violation of
> SRU policy.
> As a compromise, the kernel team has agreed to discontinue uploading
> stable update kernels for non-LTS releases 4 months after release. We'll
> continue to provide Ubuntu kernel sources with stable updates applied in
> a topic branch of the git repository for those who wish to build their
> own kernels.
> LTS releases will continue to enjoy upstream stable updates with
> sufficient scrutiny and baking time in -proposed that we can hopefully
> avoid future regressions.
> Steve - is this the gist of what you remember ?
This sounds like an accurate recap of our discussion. Thanks, Tim!
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