Commit 21f27291 authored by Linus Torvalds's avatar Linus Torvalds

Merge tag 'driver-core-3.5-rc5' of git://

Pull driver Core fixes from Greg Kroah-Hartman:
 "Here is a number of printk() fixes, specifically a few reported by the
  crazy blog program that ships in SUSE releases (that's "boot log" and
  not "web log", it predates the general "blog" terminology by many
  years), and the restoration of the continuation line functionality
  reported by Stephen and others.  Yes, the changes seem a bit big this
  late in the cycle, but I've been beating on them for a while now, and
  Stephen has even optimized it a bit, so all looks good to me.

  The other change in here is a Documentation update for the stable
  kernel rules describing how some distro patches should be backported,
  to hopefully drive a bit more response from the distros to the stable
  kernel releases.

  Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>"

* tag 'driver-core-3.5-rc5' of git://
  printk: Optimize if statement logic where newline exists
  printk: flush continuation lines immediately to console
  syslog: fill buffer with more than a single message for SYSLOG_ACTION_READ
  Revert "printk: return -EINVAL if the message len is bigger than the buf size"
  printk: fix regression in SYSLOG_ACTION_CLEAR
  stable: Allow merging of backports for serious user-visible performance issues
parents 02529ba2 d3620822
......@@ -12,6 +12,12 @@ Rules on what kind of patches are accepted, and which ones are not, into the
marked CONFIG_BROKEN), an oops, a hang, data corruption, a real
security issue, or some "oh, that's not good" issue. In short, something
- Serious issues as reported by a user of a distribution kernel may also
be considered if they fix a notable performance or interactivity issue.
As these fixes are not as obvious and have a higher risk of a subtle
regression they should only be submitted by a distribution kernel
maintainer and include an addendum linking to a bugzilla entry if it
exists and additional information on the user-visible impact.
- New device IDs and quirks are also accepted.
- No "theoretical race condition" issues, unless an explanation of how the
race can be exploited is also provided.
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