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Re: PATCH: Fix middle-end/25505
Ian Lance Taylor wrote:
Eric Botcazou <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.
FWIW, I agree with everyone: (a) it's sometimes a good idea to apply
patches just to mainline, as a way of getting more validation before
putting them into a release branch, (b) it's overkill to do that "always".
My two cents,
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