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SubjectRe: Reporting bugs and bisection
On Mon, Apr 14, 2008 at 04:05:13PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Mon, 14 Apr 2008 15:01:05 -0700 (PDT)
> David Miller <davem@davemloft.net> wrote:
>
> > From: James Morris <jmorris@namei.org>
> > Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2008 01:54:00 +1000 (EST)
> >
> > > - Things like "who made the kernel" statistics and related articles ignore
> > > code review.
> >
> > Note the apparent irony in that the person who ends up often on the
> > top of those lists, Al Viro, is also someone who also does a
> > significant amount of code review.
> >
> > I think this is no accident.
>
> "who made the kernel" was an interesting and useful exercise, but if you
> like irony then...
>
> - The way to boost your commit count is to submit buggy patches and to
> then fix your own bugs.
>
> - The way to lower your commit count is to fix things in other people's
> patches, then fold your fix into the base patch. I've lost over 1000
> commits that way. Unless they are counting '^ [akpm' as a commit.

And if Dave speaks about these stats : http://lwn.net/Articles/237768/
then Al does not even appear in it, which proves your point.

Willy



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