RFC: Stable kernel updates and the SRU process

Amit Kucheria amit at ubuntu.com
Wed Oct 29 09:27:35 UTC 2008

On Tue, Oct 28, 2008 at 11:50 PM, Pete Graner <pgraner at canonical.com> wrote:

> Does upstream have this documented anywhere? I'm not comfortable
> adopting a process based on someone elses that is not documented,
> followed and enforced.

This is the best thread I could find related to discussion of the
stable tree process: http://lwn.net/Articles/126915/

And the results of the discussion were documented in the kernel at

> Additionally I would support this if we can get this tested across all
> the hardware we have. This ensures we can boot and pass a functions
> check of the major sub-systems.

In order to do this, we would have to participate (and possibly urge
customers?) in the upstream stable review process. So we roll out a
-proposed kernel with all the proposed patches and report back to the
stable ML on issues.

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