[RFC] Copy Upstream-Status from openembedded
vincent at systemli.org
Fri Sep 2 00:21:59 PDT 2022
As written on openembedded.org: "In order to keep track of patches and
ultimately reduce the number of patches that are required to be
maintained, we need to track the status of the patches that are
created." They do this by introducing Upstream-Status: [STATUS] [WHERE].
Here is an example:
grub2: Fix CVE-2015-8370
Back to 28; Grub2 Authentication
Two functions suffer from integer underflow fault; the
grub_username_get() and grub_password_get()located in
grub-core/normal/auth.c and lib/crypto.c respectively. This can be
exploited to obtain a Grub rescue shell.
Signed-off-by: Joe Developer <joe.developer at example.com>
The wiki describes this very detailed:
We already have some kind of upstream status, by looking at the patch
0xx - upstream backports
1xx - code awaiting upstream merge
However, I see there a huge benefit having the upstream status with a
link to a mailinglist in the patch header.
What do you think?
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