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SubjectRe: [GIT pull] x86 fixes for 2.6.26
2008/5/17 Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>:
>
>
> On Fri, 16 May 2008, Theodore Tso wrote:
>>
>> Why do you consider rebasing topic branches a bad thing?
>
> Rebasing branches is absolutely not a bad thing for individual developers.
>
> But it *is* a bad thing for a subsystem maintainer.
>
<snip very nice description of when to use rebase>
>
> BUT if you're a subsystem maintainer, and other people are supposed to be
> able to pull from you, and you're supposed to merge other peoples work,
> then rebasing is a *horrible* workflow.
>
<snip stuff on fetch + merge>
> In other words, I very heavily would suggest that subsystem maintainers -
> at least of the bigger subsystems, really see themselves as being in the
> same situation I am: rather than doing the work, trying to make it easy
> for *others* to do the work, and then just pulling the result.
>

Linus,

Thank you for some very good descriptions on proper git workflow. That
was very informative.

As new Trivial tree maintainer I'm trying to figure out how I should
manage that tree, and based on your description on git use I have a
few questions.

What I did for my first merge-window was simply clone your tree,
create a for-linus branch, add all the patches to that branch and ask
you to pull. That worked nicely that once, but I guess that wiping the
tree and starting from a fresh clone every merge window wouldn't be a
good idea - especially since I'd like Trivial to also get pulled into
linux-next.

This is what I think I should be doing going forward. I'd appreciate
it if you could comment on whether or not it's the right way to do
things.

Start off with a clone of your tree (master branch).

Pull your tree into 'master' daily (or at least often).

Create a for-linux-2.6.27 branch or the upcomming 2.6.27 merge window
and apply all the patches I currently have pendng in a mailbox to that
branch. Keep the branch reasonably up-to-date by doing a weekly git
fetch + merge from my 'master' branch that tracks your tree.

Once the 2.6.27 merge window opens, ask you to pull the
'for-linux-2.6.27' branch and once you have done so, leave that branch
alone forever.

Branch off a new 'for-linux-2.6.28' branch and repeat.

As for linux-next, I'd create a 'linux-next' branch that I would
update whenever I change one of the 'for-linux-2.6.xx' branches, by
doing a fetch from the branch into 'linux-next' and then a merge.

Does that sound sane or is there a better way?


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