What to do about drm when 2.6.33 stable queue ceases

Chase Douglas chase.douglas at canonical.com
Thu May 27 12:38:24 UTC 2010

On Thu, 2010-05-27 at 14:18 +0200, Stefan Bader wrote:
> On 05/27/2010 04:18 AM, Chase Douglas wrote:
> > I was reading LWN when I noticed that there is likely to be only one
> > more 2.6.33 stable release. What are our plans for the drm stack after
> > that? The rest of the kernel will be maintained through the long term
> > 2.6.32 stable releases. Should we be monitoring the drm changes there
> > and try to forward port fixes to our 10.04 LTS kernels?
> > 
> > -- Chase
> > 
> > 
> My plan is to take drm patches from .34.y and onwards and see how long this
> reasonably works. Looking at 2.6.32.y makes imo no sense.

I thought one reason we went to .33 drm is the difficulty in backporting
graphics fixes. I would be afraid that the .34 stable fixes won't apply,
but I guess there's probably the same amount of delta between .34
and .33 as there is from .32 to .33.

-- Chase

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