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From: Krzysztof Kozlowski <krzk@kernel.org>
To: Pavel Machek <pavel@ucw.cz>,
	Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: A note on the 5.12-rc1 tag
Date: Thu, 4 Mar 2021 14:23:54 +0100
Message-ID: <f99457f6-38fb-fd30-da2c-0d5d86e9af39@kernel.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210304124314.GA9979@duo.ucw.cz>

On 04/03/2021 13:43, Pavel Machek wrote:
>> One additional reason for this note is that I want to not just warn
>> people to not run this if you have a swapfile - even if you are
>> personally not impacted (like I am, and probably most people are -
>> swap partitions all around) - I want to make sure that nobody starts
>> new topic branches using that 5.12-rc1 tag. I know a few developers
>> tend to go "Ok, rc1 is out, I got all my development work into this
>> merge window, I will now fast-forward to rc1 and use that as a base
>> for the next release". Don't do it this time. It may work perfectly
>> well for you because you have the common partition setup, but it can
>> end up being a horrible base for anybody else that might end up
>> bisecting into that area.
> 
> Would it make sense to do a -rc2, now, so new topic branches can be
> started on that one?

+1 to this idea. I already applied few patches, well, on top of
v5.12-rc1, so would be nice if I stop this sooner than later.

Best regards,
Krzysztof

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Thread overview: 14+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-03-03 20:53 Linus Torvalds
2021-03-04 12:43 ` Pavel Machek
2021-03-04 13:23   ` Krzysztof Kozlowski [this message]
2021-03-04 17:57   ` Linus Torvalds
2021-03-06 12:54     ` Ingo Molnar
2021-03-04 15:00 ` Geert Uytterhoeven
2021-03-04 16:56   ` David Laight
2021-03-04 18:58     ` Geert Uytterhoeven
2021-03-05  9:14       ` David Laight
2021-03-04 20:51 ` Josh Triplett
2021-03-05  5:39   ` Christian Couder
2021-03-05 18:10     ` Junio C Hamano
2021-03-05 23:06       ` Josh Triplett
2021-03-05 23:38         ` Junio C Hamano

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