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    SubjectRe: [git patches] net driver fixes
    On 16-09-2008 12:48, Adrian Bunk wrote:
    > On Tue, Sep 16, 2008 at 12:40:14PM +0300, Adrian Bunk wrote:
    >> On Tue, Sep 16, 2008 at 11:18:08AM +0200, Thomas Bogendoerfer wrote:
    >>> On Tue, Sep 16, 2008 at 11:39:34AM +0300, Adrian Bunk wrote:
    >>>> On Mon, Sep 15, 2008 at 03:11:25PM -0700, David Miller wrote:
    >>>>> From: tsbogend@alpha.franken.de (Thomas Bogendoerfer)
    >>>>> Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2008 23:53:08 +0200
    >>>>>
    >>>>>> On Mon, Sep 15, 2008 at 02:14:42PM -0700, David Miller wrote:
    >>>>>>> Most of those changes were complete and utter CRAP.
    >>>>>> thank you, but the fix I've sent (de2104x) isn't crap. The bug breaks the
    >>>>>> current debian-installer for Cobalt Qube1, when it tries to get an
    >>>>>> IP address via dhcp.
    >>>>> And why is this bug that has been there for YEARS is appropriate
    >>>>> to fix outside of the merge window?
    >>>>> ...
    >>>> Such a fix is even suitable for -stable.
    >>> that was my feeling as well, but if David wants to see it in the next
    >>> merge window, it's his decision. It's not a important fix as the user
    >>> base is obviuosly pretty small. And I didn't know about that bug, when
    >>> the merge windows was open, so I couldn't fix it "in time".
    >> And if it goes in during the next merge window it can immediately go
    >> into 2.6.27.1 (and even 2.6.26.y if it's still maintained), since the
    >> fix fulfills Documentation/stable_kernel_rules.txt .
    >>
    >> That doesn't make sense.
    >
    > Note that my emails are not meant against David personally - he just
    > seems to have gotten from pushing too much to pushing too few, with
    > such illogical results.
    >
    > cu
    > Adrian

    Probably he can read.

    Jarek P.

    PS:

    On 04-09-2008 01:24, Linus Torvalds wrote:
    >
    > On Wed, 3 Sep 2008, Linus Torvalds wrote:
    >> What's so hard to understand about this?
    >
    > Here's a simple rule of thumb:
    > - if it's not on the regression list
    > - if it's not a reported security hole
    > - if it's not on the reported oopses list
    > then why are people sending it to me?
    >
    > IOW, if it's just another random improvement, and you send it to me
    > outside of the merge window, then what is the point of the merge window?
    >
    > Linus


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