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Date:   Sun, 10 Jan 2021 05:19:29 -0500
From:   Sasha Levin <>
To:     Linus Torvalds <>
Cc:     Sedat Dilek <>,
        Greg Kroah-Hartman <>,
        Linux Kernel Mailing List <>,
Subject: Re: depmod fixes for linux-stable releases

On Sat, Jan 09, 2021 at 05:23:22PM -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:
>Ack, I think 436e980e2ed5 ("kbuild: don't hardcode depmod path") is
>stable material even if it doesn't fix a bug.
>Not only does the fix for that commit not make sense without the
>commit in the first place, but any environment that sets depmod
>somewhere else might well be an environment that still wants stable
>It may not be the traditional case, but there's little reason for the
>kernel build to force that /sbin/depmod location.

I'll take it, thanks!


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