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Re: -stable branches usage

Subject: Re: -stable branches usage
From: Martin Michlmayr <>
Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2007 13:17:08 +0200
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* Ralf Baechle <> [2007-05-29 14:08]:
> It's probably not a surprise when I'm saying that maintaining all
> the -stable branches of 2.6.16..2.6.21 for MIPS is a major effort
> and increasingly simply a huge pain in the ...  you know where due
> to the differences.  So before I actually deciede when and which of
> the branches I'm going to dump I would like to poll who actually
> uses these -stable branches.

For Debian, the 2.6.18 tree is useful since our stable kernel is based
on that release.  However, we can only put crucial fixes into a stable
release, so I wouldn't expect much to show up on the 2.6.18 branch.
Martin Michlmayr

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