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Re: [Xen-devel] Backports to stable

>>> On 07.10.18 at 03:04, <marmarek@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I'd like to propose backporting GCC7/8 fixes to all stable branches. Below
> is a list up to stable-4.6, but some of the patches are already on
> select branches (developed during that release cycle, or already
> backported).

I continue to be opposed to backporting anything that is not needed
for dealing security issues to branches which are in security-support-
only mode, i.e. anything older than 4.8 at this point in time.

Furthermore I notice that 4.6 has just moved out of security support,
at the end of last week.

>     e0a97098e2 x86: fix section type mismatch in mm.c

This describes itself as a Clang fix - has it become relevant for
gcc now too? Anyway - this has been in even the original 4.7.0,
so as per above not a candidate for any actively maintained

>     # This one doesn't apply cleanly, because acpi stuff moved
>     # tools/firmware/hvmloader/acpi -> tools/acpi
>     858dbaaeda libacpi: fixes for iasl >= 20180427

Iirc I've applied this back to 4.8 already, and quite some time ago.


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