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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] target-mips: fix call to memset in soft reset c

From: Peter Maydell
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] target-mips: fix call to memset in soft reset code
Date: Thu, 12 May 2016 09:04:32 +0100

On 12 May 2016 at 08:40, Christian Borntraeger <address@hidden> wrote:
> Maybe a topic for this years QEMU summit could be to talk about
> release process and release criterias.

Yeah, I'm happy to talk about what we could do better with
releases (both on the mailing list and at the summit). A
couple of notes:

This time around we had to delay by at least a week because of
the timing of the CVEs -- we had to allow a reasonable time
before raising the embargo for distros to prepare fixes, and
the bugs came in pretty close to when we'd otherwise have done
our final rc for the release.

I think one significant difference between us and Linux is that
we have fewer people testing our rcs, so I worry that if we put
more stuff in then we are less likely to notice bugs in it
in time.

The intended purpose of the "few days gap then final release
is same as last rc" approach is to give a safety valve in
case the patches that went into the final rc had some
horrendous bug in them. In this case the last rc only had the
CVE fixes so was pretty safe, but in previous releases we've
often had a few more patches than that in final-rc. I don't
think two extra days before reopening the tree is a very
big cost.

-- PMM

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