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Date:	Fri, 20 Jun 2014 08:59:31 +1000
From:	Stephen Rothwell <>
To:	Paul Moore <>
	James Morris <>,
	"Serge E. Hallyn" <>
Subject: Re: linux-next: the selinux tree needs cleaning up

Hi Paul,

On Thu, 19 Jun 2014 15:47:01 -0400 Paul Moore <> wrote:
> I want to avoid use a -rcX release as the foundation of any of my trees; the -
> rc releases aren't as stable and it goes against what we're trying to do with 
> the different Linux Security trees.  Unfortunately, based on what I've read 
> above, this seems to be incompatible with linux-next.

The problem with basing your development for v3.17 on v3.15 is that
you  do not take into account any of the changes done by others during
v3.16-rc1 (or even your upstream tree) some of which may be core API

> While I hate to split my development branch from the #next branch, it seems 

I don't want that either ...

> like that is the only way to accomplish both a reasonably current and stable 
> development tree and get the patches into linux-next.  Unless you, or anyone 
> else for that matter, has a different suggestion I'm going to go ahead and 
> turn the current SELinux #next branch into a development branch and create a 
> new #next branch that will be based on the most current -rc1, this new #next 
> branch will be created new for each major release.  Not exactly what I was 
> hoping for, but will that work?

Do you mean that your #next branch will just be a merge of -rc1 and
your development branch?  That would not actually change anything
(except that you would possibly take care of some conflicts for me).

At the core, what is in linux-next should just be exactly what will be
merged by your upstream.  My real point here is that that is not what
has happened recently.  The patches in your tree have been
cherry-picked or rebased into James' or Serge's trees, not merged so we
now have duplication.  This is what you need to solve with James and
Serge.  linux-next is a side issue - I can cope with a lot.

Stephen Rothwell          

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