Integrating 2.6.32.y for lucid

Tim Gardner tim.gardner at
Fri Nov 13 20:04:50 UTC 2009

Luis R. Rodriguez wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 5:37 AM, Andy Whitcroft <apw at> wrote:
>> On Wed, Nov 11, 2009 at 11:30:37AM -0800, Luis R. Rodriguez wrote:
>>> Will Lucid also not take the extra version for the uname -r?
>>> I had to ask :)
>> We are not currently planning on changing the name there no?  That is the
>> kernel release number, and is in our case the Ubuntu release designation.
>> As the stable releases are not merged, but cherry picked often only in
>> part it is not clear it is valid to say we are if we are not in
>> fact completely so.
> You guys are the ones with the experience in cherry picking patches
> *out* and *in*, I'm curious would it be possible to move the
> discussions that you have internally about these patches themselves
> into the linux stable review list instead?
> I don't think other distributions do this but I don't particularly
> care about what others do, I'm trying to understand if something like
> this *is* possible or not.
> In other words it would seem to me your own careful analysis of stable
> patches would be kindly welcomed for the stable releases and seriously
> considered.
>   Luis

AFAIK Stefan is already involved in the upstream stable review process.
We generally take a second look at the stable updates in case some of
them don't make sense from a distro perspective.

Tim Gardner tim.gardner at

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