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From: John Mylchreest <johnm@g.o>
Subject: Re: Gentoo Kernel Security Policy (DRAFT)
Date: Sat, 18 Mar 2006 10:41:57 +0000
OK so it obviously DID send and I just never recieved it! lol
Sorry, please ignore my most recent email.

> > > > 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.
> 
> Ah, didn't realize that.  Ok, then I have no objections.
> 
> thanks,
> 
> greg k-h

Just to stress, its only the genpatches-based sources which are being
supported to this degree, and its mainly stable-tree backports - so
thankfully a very small footprint. :)

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