KernelTrap: -mm Hotfixes
Feb 05, 2006, 15:00 (0 Talkback[s])
"Chuck Ebbert raised an issue with the stability of Andrew
Morton 's 2.6 -mm kernel development tree, 'most -mm kernels have
small but critical bugs that are found shortly after release.
Patches for these are posted on linux-kernel but they aren't made
available on kernel.org until the next -mm release.' Andrew
releases a complete copy of his -mm kernel with varying frequency,
not making the in between tree-states available from source control
due to his development methods.
"As a solution, Chuck suggested the creation of a hotfix
directory for each -mm release, in which critical fixes could be
placed as they are discovered..."