I have been affected by, and helped to debug, a kernel bug. A patch has been created by the maintainer of the module, and submitted.
I am interested to know how the patch propagates through to binary update releases. I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, which uses kernel 3.13, so, for me, the patch will need to be backported at the very least.
Ideally I would like to pin my kernel on an existing, pre-bug version (3.12 as it happens), and then, when the patch becomes available as an update, un-pin it. How will I know when to un-pin? Can I somehow track the progress of the patch through the system?