Plan for tomorrows (20070726) FESCO meeting

David Woodhouse dwmw2 at
Thu Jul 26 17:56:45 UTC 2007

On Thu, 2007-07-26 at 13:30 -0400, Jesse Keating wrote:
> On Thu, 26 Jul 2007 17:43:33 +0100
> David Woodhouse <dwmw2 at> wrote:
> > In updates, such things are actually much less likely to break, except
> > when we rebase to a newer kernel -- and if you've kept your driver
> > working in rawhide then it should work fine when we rebase the release
> > to the newer kernel anyway. Even if not, we tend to be quite
> > conservative about releasing new kernels anyway -- they end up in
> > updates-testing for some time, and that gives you time to get it
> > working. The urgent security fixes are usually relatively small and
> > unlikely to break drivers.
> > 
> > It's not something that scales hugely, but we don't _want_ it to. We
> > should be sticking close to upstream, and not shipping drivers which
> > aren't getting merged.
> Yeah that sounds reasonable.  Any chance we could get a peep from Davej
> and Cebbert on this?

I think they should approve any individual driver or system which gets

If they want to express disapproval of the whole concept, they can feel
free to use a procmail filter to say "nah, sod off" to _every_ such
request. :)


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