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    Subject[PATCH] (Re: regression tracking (Re: Linux 2.6.21))
    Hi all,

    Adrian Bunk pisze:
    > On Sat, Jun 16, 2007 at 02:23:25PM +0200, Stefan Richter wrote:
    >> ...
    >> [Adrian, I'm not saying "too few users run -rc kernels", I'm saying "too
    >> few FireWire driver users run -rc kernels".]
    > Getting more people testing -rc kernels might be possible, and I don't
    > think it would be too hard. And not only FireWire would benefit from
    > this, remember e.g. that at least 2 out of the last 5 kernels Linus
    > released contained filesystem corruption regressions.
    > The problem is that we aren't able to handle the many regression reports
    > we get today, so asking for more testing and regression reports today
    > would attack it at the wrong part of the chain.
    > Additionally, every reported and unhandled regression will frustrate the
    > reporter - never forget that we have _many_ unhandled bug reports
    > (including but not limited to regression reports) where the submitter
    > spent much time and energy in writing a good bug report.
    > If we somehow gain the missing manpower for debugging regressions we can
    > actively ask for more testing. Missing manpower (of people knowing some
    > part of the kernel well) for debugging bug reports is IMHO the one big
    > source of quality problems in the Linux kernel. If we get this solved,
    > things like getting more testers for -rc kernels will become low hanging
    > fruits.

    Adrian, I agree with _all_ your points.

    I bet that developers will hate me for this.

    Please consider for 2.6.23



    Signed-off-by: Michal Piotrowski <>

    --- linux-work-clean/Documentation/SubmitChecklist 2007-06-17 11:18:37.000000000 +0200
    +++ linux-work/Documentation/SubmitChecklist 2007-06-17 11:29:26.000000000 +0200
    @@ -90,3 +90,8 @@ kernel patches.
    patch style checker prior to submission (scripts/
    You should be able to justify all violations that remain in
    your patch.
    +If the patch introduces a new regression and this regression was not fixed
    +in seven days, then the patch will be reverted.
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