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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?


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