Re: Bits (Nybbles?) from the Vancouver release team meeting
On Sun, Mar 20, 2005 at 09:06:23PM +0100, Thiemo Seufer wrote:
> David Nusinow wrote:
> > You know, you keep saying this and I have a really hard time
> > believing it, although I don't follow the kernel list so please
> > enlighten me if I'm wrong.
> The plan is to profit from better upstream architecture integration
> since 2.6 and build all kernel images from a single package. Sven, btw,
> is a member of the kernel team.
Yes, I know Sven is a member of the kernel team which is why I'm
more than happy to give him, and everyone else on it the benefit
of the doubt.
> > If you have a single source package for 12 different architectures
> > that's great, because when you have a security fix you can take
> > care of that more easily. That's awesome.
> We have that already.
Great to hear. Then what is this new plan that the kernel team
has? I'm definitely confused.
> > But then you'll be trading off for the same problems that every
> > single other packge faces: namely that if a kernel on a single arch
> > has an RC bug then it affects the kernels on every arch. This strikes
> > me as being very problematic, and the only way I see around it is
> > to downgrade actual RC bugs, which isn't really a solution at all.
> Most kernel security bugs hit either generic code, or all architectures
Yeah, but I'm talking about non-security RC bugs. From what
little Sven has described I feel like the new kernel plan will
make it so these platform-specific bugs are problematic for all
architectures. Does the new integration from upstream take care
of this and if not, how does the kernel team plan to deal with
- David Nusinow