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Re: PATCH: Fix middle-end/25505


Eric Botcazou <ebotcazou@libertysurf.fr> writes:

> IMHO the reviewer should make a decision upfront: either the patch is safe 
> enough for the release branch and it must be applied simultaneously on both 
> branches, or it is not and the PR should be marked as WONTFIX on the release 
> branch (unless a safer patch can be devised for the branch).

While you make good points, I don't agree that this is an appropriate
general rule.  I think we have to decide based on the situation.

In particular I think it is more important to avoid a regression on a
release branch than it is on mainline.  Obviously we don't want to
introduce any regressions.  Still, on mainline there is a fighting
chance of catching an accidental regression before it goes into a
release.  On a release branch there is a much lower chance of doing
that.

Ian


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