[3.13.y.z extended stable] Linux stable review

Tim Gardner tim.gardner at canonical.com
Tue Sep 16 01:18:35 UTC 2014

On 09/15/2014 06:03 PM, Greg KH wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 15, 2014 at 03:06:50PM -0700, Kamal Mostafa wrote:
>> This is the start of the review cycle for the Linux stable kernel.
>> This version contains 187 new patches, summarized below.  The new patches are
>> posted as replies to this message and also available in this git branch:
>> http://kernel.ubuntu.com/git?p=ubuntu/linux.git;h=linux-3.13.y-review;a=shortlog
>> git://kernel.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/linux.git  linux-3.13.y-review
>> The review period for version will be open for the next three days.
>> To report a problem, please reply to the relevant follow-up patch message.
> As I asked before, please change the name to not be x.y, it is confusing
> for lots of people.
> Use the "normal" way of naming kernel releases, pick a few character
> naming scheme please.

I think what Kamal said is that he would consider your request. I,
however, don't think it wise to change version schemes mid-stream in an
established series.

Can you provide hard evidence that this version scheme is confusing lots
of people ? I'm only aware of one complaint voiced by Peter Anvin at the
kernel summit (http://lwn.net/Articles/608917/).

Tim Gardner tim.gardner at canonical.com

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