On 2018-02-14 03:08 PM, Sean Paul wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 14, 2018 at 10:26:35AM +0100, Maarten Lankhorst wrote:
>> Op 14-02-18 om 09:46 schreef Lukas Wunner:
>>> Dear drm-misc maintainers,
>>>
>>> On Sun, Feb 11, 2018 at 10:38:28AM +0100, Lukas Wunner wrote:
>>>> Fix a deadlock on hybrid graphics laptops that's been present since 2013:
>>> This series has been reviewed, consent has been expressed by the most
>>> interested parties, patch [1/5] which touches files outside drivers/gpu
>>> has been acked and I've just out a v2 addressing the only objection
>>> raised.  My plan is thus to wait another two days for comments and,
>>> barring further objections, push to drm-misc this weekend.
>>>
>>> However I'm struggling with the decision whether to push to next or
>>> fixes.  The series is marked for stable, however the number of
>>> affected machines is limited and for an issue that's been present
>>> for 5 years it probably doesn't matter if it soaks another two months
>>> in linux-next befor it gets backported.  Hence I tend to err on the
>>> side of caution and push to next, however a case could be made that
>>> fixes is more appropriate.
>>>
>>> I'm lacking experience making such decisions and would be interested
>>> to learn how you'd handle this.
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>>
>>> Lukas
>>
>> I would say fixes, it doesn't look particularly scary. :)
> 
> Agreed. If it's good enough for stable, it's good enough for -fixes!

It's not that simple, is it? Fast-tracking patches (some of which appear
to be untested) to stable without an immediate cause for urgency seems
risky to me.


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