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Re: [frankie@debian.org: Status of kernel-patches in sarge]

On Sat, May 21, 2005 at 10:04:02AM +0200, Francesco Paolo Lovergine wrote:
> The check shown below is almost complete (but for a couple of 2.2 patches
> and per-arch patches).
> I'm asking if mass bug report filing is opportune at this stage.
> IMHO patches which cannot be applied to debian kernel-sources are almost
> unuseful and should be removed from sarge...

I think this is a reasonable thing to do, and the sooner, the better.  I
would suggest filing the bugs as grave ("package is unusable or mostly so").
If a maintainer disagrees and believes the patch is still useful in sarge,
he can downgrade (hopefully with an explanation, so we know how to tell in
the future that the package is still fulfilling its purpose).  Any of these
patches whose maintainers don't speak up for them can then be pulled before
we release.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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> Subject: Status of kernel-patches in sarge
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> I'm performing an ongoing activity to check the applicability of current
> kernel-patches against sarge kernel-sources for 2.4.27 and 2.6.8.
> An almost complete summary is available at 
> http://people.debian.org/~frankie/kernel-patches-checks.txt
> As you can see, there are a few patches which cannot be used
> with neither 2.4.27 nor 2.6.8. Marked patches should be simply RC bugged
> and hinted for remove if not aligned properly.
> I would also point that too often patch names differes from their kernel-patch names,
> without justification. I'm working on a little script to do this kind of
> light check automatically, too.
> -- 
> Francesco P. Lovergine
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