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SubjectRe: RFC: Starting a stable kernel series off the 2.6 kernel
On Tue, 06 Dec 2005, Dmitry Torokhov wrote:

> On 12/6/05, Matthias Andree <> wrote:
> >
> > QA has to happen at all levels if it is supposed to be affordable or
> > scalable. The development process was scaled up, but QA wasn't.
> >
> > How about the Signed-off-by: lines? Those people who pass on the changes
> > also pass on the bugs, and they are responsible for the code - not only
> > license-wise, but also quality-wise. That's the latest point where
> > regression tests MUST happen.
> People who pass the changes can only test ones they have hardware for.
> For the rest they can try to validate the code by reading patches but
> have to rely on the submitter wrt to the patch actually working.

What I'm saying is that people (maintainer) should have a selected
number of people (users) test the patches before they are merged.

Matthias Andree
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