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From: Tim Yamin <plasmaroo@g.o>
Subject: Re: Gentoo Kernel Security Policy (DRAFT)
Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2006 02:59:56 +0000
On Wed, Mar 15, 2006 at 04:43:18PM -0800, Greg KH wrote:
> 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 :)

Only they are being backported... kerframil is helping out with that task.
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