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SubjectRe: [CFT/PATCH] give sound/oss/trident a holiday cleanup for 2.6
Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Mon, 29 Dec 2003, Jeff Garzik wrote:
>>Thirty separate patches is OK.
>>We have scripts to handle "patchbombs".
> Yes and no.
> Thirty separate patches make sense if they are independent and really do
> conceptually different things. Then it makes sense to have them as
> separate checkins, and be able to tell people "ok, try undoing that one,
> maybe that's the problem".
> However, if they are all just "fix silly bugs in xxx", then I'd much
> rather see it as one big patch. Having it split up into "fix bug on line
> 50" and "fix bug on line 75" just doesn't make any sense - it only makes
> the patch history harder to follow.

There's certainly a middle ground. For drivers I generally request that
bug fixes for separate bugs be split up, since inevitably one bug fix
out of twenty breaks for somebody on that somebody's weird hardware.


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