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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..."

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