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Date:   Sun, 14 Jun 2020 12:20:30 -0700
From:   Linus Torvalds <>
To:     Micah Morton <>
Cc:     Linux Kernel Mailing List <>,
        linux-security-module <>
Subject: Re: [GIT PULL] SafeSetID LSM changes for v5.8

On Sun, Jun 14, 2020 at 12:12 PM Micah Morton <> wrote:
> That said I'm a little fuzzy on where to draw the line for which kinds
> of changes really should be required to have bake time in -next. If
> you think this is one of those cases, we can hold off on this until we
> have some bake time for v5.9.

It's merged, but in general the rule for "bake in -next" should be
absolutely everything.

The only exception is just pure and plain fixes.

This SafeSetID change should in fact have been there for two different
reasons: not only was it a new feature rather than a fix (in
linux-next just for testing), it was one that crossed subsystem
borders (should be in linux-next just for cross-subsystem testing). It
touched files that very much aren't touched by just you.

"Looks obvious" has nothing to do with avoiding linux-next.

I suspect most of the bugs we have tend to be in code that "looked
obvious" to somebody.


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