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From: Greg KH <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
To: Kyle Huey <me@kylehuey.com>
Cc: "Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm@xmission.com>,
	Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>,
	Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>, Kyle Huey <khuey@kylehuey.com>,
	Oliver Sang <oliver.sang@intel.com>,
	Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>,
	stable@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: FAILED: patch "[PATCH] signal: Don't always set SA_IMMUTABLE for forced signals" failed to apply to 5.15-stable tree
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2021 07:43:20 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <YaR2iFc/pkM8e6l/@kroah.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAP045ApWgeLtpGXjEt8DvH1uGJ-2vEo1zq-0EzFcR6F+HNoj7Q@mail.gmail.com>

On Sun, Nov 28, 2021 at 10:23:38PM -0800, Kyle Huey wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 23, 2021 at 9:15 PM Eric W. Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com> wrote:
> >
> > Kyle Huey <me@kylehuey.com> writes:
> >
> >
> > > Since this is taken care of now, AFAICT, I do have one additional
> > > question. I reported the regression to LKML a day or so before 5.15.3
> > > was cut. What should I have noticed to see that the regressing
> > > changeset was going to 5.15 and where should I have said "hey please
> > > don't ship this on 5.15 yet"?
> > >
> > > I'd like to know what to do next time :)
> > >
> > When patches are added to the stable tree they are posted
> > for review.
> >
> > I was Cc'd on a couple of them because of this discussion.  The list
> > appear to be "<stable-commits@vger.kernel.org>".  Feedback is requested
> > to go to "<stable@vger.kernel.org>".  So I believe this conversation is
> > enough to remove the unnecessary patches before they make it to a stable
> > release.
> >
> > The boiler plate looks like:
> > > Cc: <stable-commits@vger.kernel.org>
> > > Date: Tue, 23 Nov 2021 19:11:53 +0100 (10 hours, 58 minutes, 56 seconds ago)
> > >
> > >
> > > This is a note to let you know that I've just added the patch titled
> > >
> > >     exit/syscall_user_dispatch: Send ordinary signals on failure
> > >
> > > to the 5.15-stable tree which can be found at:
> > >     http://www.kernel.org/git/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/stable-queue.git;a=summary
> > >
> > > The filename of the patch is:
> > >      exit-syscall_user_dispatch-send-ordinary-signals-on-failure.patch
> > > and it can be found in the queue-5.15 subdirectory.
> > >
> > > If you, or anyone else, feels it should not be added to the stable tree,
> > > please let <stable@vger.kernel.org> know about it.
> >
> >
> > I hope that helps.
> >
> > Eric
> 
> So if I understand this correctly the best (or maybe even only) way to
> stop a regressing changeset from making it into a stable release is to
> separately search/watch the stable mailing list for the changeset in
> question?

That is the best way, yes.

But note that I also cc: lkml with all stable patches for when they are
in a -rc release to give developers time to object if needed as well, so
you can search there too.

thanks,

greg k-h

      reply	other threads:[~2021-11-29  6:46 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 13+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-11-22 12:31 gregkh
2021-11-23 15:08 ` Kyle Huey
2021-11-23 17:29 ` Thomas Backlund
2021-11-23 18:12   ` Greg KH
2021-11-23 19:24     ` Eric W. Biederman
2021-11-23 20:00       ` Eric W. Biederman
2021-11-23 20:00       ` Thomas Backlund
2021-11-23 21:41         ` Eric W. Biederman
2021-11-23 21:56           ` Thomas Backlund
2021-11-24  1:33 ` Kyle Huey
2021-11-24  5:15   ` Eric W. Biederman
2021-11-29  6:23     ` Kyle Huey
2021-11-29  6:43       ` Greg KH [this message]

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