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Date:	Tue, 10 Nov 2009 13:12:42 -0600
From:	"Chris Friesen" <>
To:	Stefan Richter <>
CC:	James Bottomley <>,
	Greg KH <>, Ingo Molnar <>,
	Linus Torvalds <>,
	Andrew Morton <>,
	Chris Wright <>,, Thomas Gleixner <>,
	"H. Peter Anvin" <>,
	Peter Zijlstra <>
Subject: Re: [RFC] new -stable tag variant, Git workflow question

On 11/10/2009 09:52 AM, Stefan Richter wrote:

> More importantly, isn't this against the character of the -stable kernel
> branches as _safe and simple_ hotfix branches?
> If a fix has a number of prerequisites which ar not -stable fixes
> themselves, then it is more than a hint that this fix is not really well
> suited for -stable.

Alternately, it's conceivable that the prerequisites were not
in-and-of-themselves candidates for -stable (maybe they didn't do
anything by themselves) but when combined with the final commit the
overall change is suitable for inclusion in -stable.

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