4.4.X-stable and 4.4.X-rt maintainance ends in less than two weeks

Pavel Machek


It looks like stable 4.4.X maintainence ends real soon now:
https://www.kernel.org/category/releases.html . I talked to Greg and
it seems like plan is to end it at the beggining of month, rather than

That means we'll be on our own maintaining -cip and -cip-rt versions.

To review our 4.4 branch:

git log --pretty=oneline linux-4.4.y-cip-rebase

We have 757 patches on top of 4.4.216, and there are some 14000
patches between 4.4 and 4.4.216. Going forward, most new patches will
come from upstream.

We do some compile testing, but we only run run-time tests on two

Given that most of work we'll be doing will be maintaining -stable
patches, anyway, I believe it would make sense to step up as official
maintainers of 4.4.X-stable and 4.4.X-rt series. We'll need to do the
work, anyway, keeping -stable and -cip split will not result in much
overhead for us, and this way we'll get a lot of visibility for the
project, and hopefully a lot of additional testing.

Any thoughts?

Best regards,
DENX Software Engineering GmbH, Managing Director: Wolfgang Denk
HRB 165235 Munich, Office: Kirchenstr.5, D-82194 Groebenzell, Germany

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