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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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