Comment 10 for bug 1663991

Simon Davis (davis-decent) wrote :

Vej, Thank you very much for posting the links.

"What sort of updates are allowed for post-release kernels?"

"It fixes a critical issue (data-loss, OOPs, crashes) or is security related. Security related issues might be covered by security releases which are special in handling and publication."

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"2. When"

"Stable release updates will, in general, only be issued in order to fix high-impact bugs. Examples of such bugs include:"

"Bugs which may, under realistic circumstances, directly cause a loss of user data"

This is exactly the case but Ubuntu probably does not care until a massive data loss happens to thousands of people. I encountered serious data loss yesterday. Fortunately, I managed to recover the important part of data from backups.

Even my main disk, SATA connected SSD (!), was left stuck as a result of this bug. The USB connected drives hung first, the rest of the system hung after I tried to unplug them. They were not mounted at the moment, the SATA SSD was, of course.

USB is a very important part of computers and using USB connected storage devices is critically important functionality as well. I really do not understand how such a serious bug can be left unfixed.