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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: (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 (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.


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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