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Date:	Sat, 24 Aug 2013 20:45:26 +0200
From:	Stefan Richter <stefanr@...6.in-berlin.de>
To:	Steven Rostedt <rostedt@...dmis.org>
Cc:	Willy Tarreau <w@....eu>, Josh Boyer <jwboyer@...oraproject.org>,
	Greg KH <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>,
	Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
	stable <stable@...r.kernel.org>, lwn@....net,
	Guenter Roeck <linux@...ck-us.net>,
	Hugh Dickins <hughd@...gle.com>,
	Johannes Berg <johannes@...solutions.net>,
	Borislav Petkov <bp@...en8.de>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: Proposed stable release changes

On Aug 21 Steven Rostedt wrote:
> I guess the other question to ask is, how long does it take for a
> problem to appear after hitting mainline? If a problem is found in -rc4
> before -rc5 comes out, then this would be sufficient. But if the
> problem from -rc4 isn't found till -rc6 then that tells us something
> too.

The estimate of one or two RC periods applies to hardware/ workloads which
everyone has or which wasn't supported by the previous release.  For less
widely used hardware/ workloads which has been supported for years already,
it's more like between 2.5 months ( = a mainline kernel release period)
and more than a year ( = two release periods of typical distributions).
-- 
Stefan Richter
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