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On Wed, Mar 15, 2006 at 11:31:01PM +0000, John Mylchreest wrote:
> 3. Genpatches-Base Support
> For as long as there is a kernel package in the tree using genpatches,
> the corresponding genpatches-base will be maintained from a security
> point of view. Announcements for each update follow the normal
> procedure, however there is a caveat. Kernel sources which use
> genpatches should not lapse more than 2 minor releases from upstream.
> IE: kernel sources should not fall behind 2.6.14 if the most recent
> upstream release is 2.6.16. In the extreme case where this is not
> technically possible, this will require it being addressed on a
> case-by-case basis, and a sectag penalty of 10 applied if appropriate.
Wow, we are commiting to support 2 kernel versions back? Since when?
That's going to be a major effort that no one has signed up to do (even
kernel.org doesn't offer that...) Do we _really_ want to say we are
going to do this?
If so, we're already behind with all of the recent 2.6.15 security fixes
not being backported to 2.6.14 :)
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