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    SubjectRe: [patch 07/69] libata-sff: Undo bug introduced with pci_iomap changes
    Linus Torvalds wrote:
    >
    > On Mon, 21 May 2007, Chris Wright wrote:
    >> ---
    >> [chrisw: Why is this not upstream yet?]
    >
    > And equally importantly, why is it even in the stable queue if it's not
    > upstream.
    >
    > It's against stable rules, and it means that we may have stuff that gets
    > fixed in -stable and not in -upstream, if people don't notice. THAT IS
    > BAD!
    >
    > Having fixes in stable that don't exist in upstream make -stable be
    > worse than pointless - it means that we actively _lose_ bug-reports. It
    > may sound like a good idea in the short run, but it's a *horrible* thing
    > for the long run.
    >
    > IOW, this should not be on the table for -stable, and people involved
    > should have made sure it's in -upstream first!

    Strongly agreed.


    > And no, I do not think it's languishing in my mailqueue. I'm pretty sure
    > it's languishing somewhere else.

    AFAIK it was obsoleted by another Tejun patch which -is- upstream.

    Am I missing something?

    Jeff



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