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Date:	Tue, 10 Nov 2009 13:12:42 -0600
From:	"Chris Friesen" <cfriesen@...tel.com>
To:	Stefan Richter <stefanr@...6.in-berlin.de>
CC:	James Bottomley <James.Bottomley@...senPartnership.com>,
	Greg KH <gregkh@...e.de>, Ingo Molnar <mingo@...e.hu>,
	Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
	Chris Wright <chrisw@...s-sol.org>,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>,
	"H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@...or.com>,
	Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@...llo.nl>
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.

Chris
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