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Re: glibc 2.23 --- Hard freeze starting

On Wed, 20 Jan 2016, Adhemerval Zanella wrote:

> Finally we need to set what kind of last minute bugfixes should be allowed
> or not.  I noted some testcases fixes because of mantainers started to
> tests and check on the failures.  This potentially invalidate some
> previous tests from other architectures, however they are still required
> due the flawed test itself.  I am usually inclined to accept such changes.

Obviously the sorts of bug fixes that get backported to release branches 
after release should also be acceptable during the freeze (but maybe not 
if it's a fix we'd want to leave for a while on master for stabilization 
before backporting).  Architecture-specific fixes should generally be 
acceptable at the discretion of the architecture maintainers.  We should 
generally accept fixes for build breakage (including any build issues with 
unreleased GCC and binutils versions, and including build failures for 
testsuite code), and I think fixes for issues that show as testsuite 
failures in some configurations but with extra care about the risks that 
such fixes break things in other configurations.

Joseph S. Myers

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