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Re: Custom kernel

From: Mark H Weaver
Subject: Re: Custom kernel
Date: Sun, 11 Dec 2016 14:58:31 -0500
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I wrote:
>> For example, when I recently added security fixes to linux-libre, I needed
>> to add the patches in two separate places, and every time I update the
>> version, I need to update two places as well.

David Craven <address@hidden> responded:
> I believe this was on purpose to avoid having to rebuild two kernels
> every time.

My understanding is that most stable kernel updates contain security
fixes.  In any case, upstream has a deliberate policy of refusing to
specify which updates are security-critical, so we must assume that they
all are.  I'm not comfortable leaving non-Intel kernels with unpatched
security flaws.

> I was impatient to get this stuff into master because my linux libre
> arm kernel wasn't building on the beagle bone black (not enough RAM).
> I think some more patience could have made things better =P

Yes, of course, that makes sense.  I very much appreciate your work on


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