Dave Jones wrote:
The actual patches we carry are rarely the cause the problems that get reported.
It's fairly uncommon for us to change drivers other than perhaps the
occasional compile fix which usually goes upstream quickly. Yet that's
by far where most of the bugs that get reported are against.
Pretty much every time someone who files a Fedora kernel bug who then
builds their own vanilla kernel and it 'works', it's because they
chose different CONFIG options rather than the fact that it's vanilla.
I think the best solution short-term is to try and get as much
into the -stable kernel as possible. That way most distro kernels
automatically become more similar.