Integrating 2.6.32.y for lucid

Luis R. Rodriguez mcgrof at
Fri Nov 13 20:20:48 UTC 2009

On Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 12:04 PM, Tim Gardner <tim.gardner at> wrote:
> 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.

Understood -- I'm just wondering if the arguments to drop a patch
might be useful for stable upstream discussion as well.


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