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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 <matthias.andree@gmx.de> 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.

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    Matthias Andree
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