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SubjectRe: 2.6.12-rc3-mm1
On Sat, Apr 30, 2005 at 06:53:40PM -0400, Ed Tomlinson wrote:
> On Saturday 30 April 2005 18:36, Zwane Mwaikambo wrote:
> > On Sat, 30 Apr 2005, Ed Tomlinson wrote:
> >
> > > If we stick with git it might make sense not to include a linux-patch. cogito
> > > is quite fast to export using a commit id. Suspect some bandwidth could be
> > > saved if you just stated the commit id that you based the mm patch on.
> > >
> > > In case anyone is wondering how build this from a cogito/git db... Find the
> > > cogito announcement on lkml install and update cogito. Then folliw the instructions
> > > in the README and download the kernel's db. Next search lkml to find the commit id
> > > of rc3 (a2755a80f40e5794ddc20e00f781af9d6320fafb) and verify you have it correct
> > > with:
> > >
> > > cg-mkpatch a2755a80f40e5794ddc20e00f781af9d6320fafb
> > >
> > > then export a tree with
> > >
> > > cg-export ../12-3-1 a2755a80f40e5794ddc20e00f781af9d6320fafb
> > >
> > > and cd over to the new dir and patch with mm and have fun.
> >
> > That'd be a horribly convoluted procedure and make automation difficult,
> > -mm shouldn't be that difficult to use. Also linus.patch used to be the
> > current -bk snapshot.
> Huh? Assuming one already has a current git tree. Then all Andrew need do
> is publish the commit id from Linus then the complicated procedure becomes
> With bk there was an acceptable excuse not to use it. With git, aside from bandwidth
> concerns (maybe mercurial can solve this), I do not see any good reason not to use it.

The reasons why I for one do not plan to use git are:

- disk space
- bandwidth (rsync traffic has to go through our masquerader, and the
amount of traffic through the masquerader I'm allowed to
generate is limited)
- I do not need Linus' tree for anything.
I'm working against -mm because it's further in development.

Having said this, Andrew might perhaps be able to _additionally_ provide
-mm patches without linus.patch for the convenience of git users.

> Ed Tomlinson



"Is there not promise of rain?" Ling Tan asked suddenly out
of the darkness. There had been need of rain for many days.
"Only a promise," Lao Er said.
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