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Re: [Xen-devel] Backports to stable

>>> On 08.10.18 at 12:40, <marmarek@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 08, 2018 at 03:29:06AM -0600, Jan Beulich wrote:
>> >>> 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.
> Ok, noted. It's hard to compile those still security-supported versions
> on recent systems. But if one need such combination (old Xen + new other
> things), then can also apply those patches locally. I just wanted to
> reduce work duplication.
>> Furthermore I notice that 4.6 has just moved out of security support,
>> at the end of last week.
> Hmm, 18+18 months from October 13, 2015 is at the end of this week.

Quite possible - I'm not judging by announcement date, but by the
time stamp of xen/Makefile (which is always the last thing to get
updated, for the version adjustment).


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