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SubjectRe: [GIT PATCH] scsi bug fixes for 2.6.23-rc2
Alan Cox wrote:
>> I fully agree, and firmly believe that the current stabilisation works
>> incredibly well for shaking out bugs. My problem is that it doesn't
>> work for stabilising features. Either we have to get far more people
>> doing feature integration testing before the merge window, or we have to
>> accept feature updates after the merge window (for existing features
>> that are having stability issues).
> The other alternative is that if Linus won't take updates you ask him to
> revert bsg so that you don't get a half baked merge as a result of this.
> I'm not sure that is a good path to follow either however.

Like everything else in life, it's a balance. If something is clearly
half-baked and requires a bunch of post-rc1 changes just to be usable, a
revert might make a lot of sense.

It's questions of: how much further change is required, how invasive are
those changes, how half-baked and incomplete is the feature really, what
is the downside of a revert, ...


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