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SubjectRe: RFC: reviewer's statement of oversight
Mark Gross wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 08, 2007 at 11:24:45AM -0600, Jonathan Corbet wrote:
>> (a) I have carried out a technical review of this patch to evaluate its
>> appropriateness and readiness for inclusion into the mainline kernel.
[...]
>> (c) While there may (or may not) be things which could be improved with
>> this submission, I believe that it is, at this time, (1) a
>> worthwhile addition to the kernel, and (2) free of serious known
>> issues which would argue against its inclusion.
>
> C-1 "worthwhile addition..." Probably shouldn't be part of this. That's
> what additional Signed off by ACK's provide. I think reviewed by should
> limit its scope to code correctness leaving the subjective "worthwhile"
> statements are better expressed with other tags.

A patch which is not "worthwhile" is also not "appropriate". Mere
correctness in a mathematical sense is not enough as technical review
criterion.
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Stefan Richter
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