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Re: Kernel for Spectre and Meltdown




On Saturday, February 03, 2018 06:14:11 PM Andy Smith wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> On Sat, Feb 03, 2018 at 09:43:33PM +0000, Michael Fothergill wrote:
> > I am trying to suggest one would want to move faster than the approximate
> > cycle time of new stable releases here.
> 
> You have been repeatedly told that the updates will appear as
> security updates in Debian stable when the kernel team judges they
> have had an appropriate amount of testing. Security updates do not
> wait for the next stable release, nor even the next stable point
> release.

+1

> You are writing vastly more text in this thread than any other
> single correspondent but you don't appear to be particularly
> familiar with your subject matter. I suggest that for a newcomer
> trying to follow your long and winding tale thinking it is somehow
> representative of Debian, *that* would seem like an odyssey, and
> there's just no need. The answers were all given in the first few
> posts and the rest of it is a combination of you misunderstanding
> what Debian is, and you wishing Debian was something that it's not.

+1

Other good stuff elided.