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torvalds@transmeta.com said:
> I try to avoid it as much as possible - it's actually more work for
> me, and about 50% of the BK patches I get don't even apply, because
> the person who sent them to me didn't send the whole series (ie left
> out some patch he didn't like or something like that).

Oh Larry, are you listening? :)

> I much prefer a bk pull, if the tree I pull from is clean (ie it
> doesn't have random crud in it, and it contains changsets from just
> one project).

Noted. Thanks.

> I personally like good changelog comments, and I find per-file
> comments to be a mistake.

They can be, but sometimes it can be useful to put a high-level overview of
what you've done suitable for people who aren't familiar with the code into
the changeset comment, and describe exactly _how_ you did it in per-file
comments.

Which in the case of the patch I sent you yesterday would be something like
'fix zisofs breakage with shared zlib' on the changeset and 'set return
value to trv not f in NEEDBYTE' in the lib/zlib_inflate/inflate.c log.

In this case, the latter can obviously be deduced from the diffs because
it's a one-liner, so perhaps it's a bad example -- but you don't always
actually want to have to refer to the diffs.

--
dwmw2


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