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SubjectRe: [git pull] drm request 2
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On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 9:40 AM, Linus Torvalds
<torvalds@linux-foundation.org> wrote:
>
>
> On Wed, 3 Mar 2010, Dave Airlie wrote:
>>
>> Did I mention that driver is in STAGING?
>
> Staging is for _improving_ the quality of the drivers, not for making it
> worse.
>
> We still very much have quality standards. The staging tree is for things
> to get in that don't quite _reach_ the standards we expect, but it's not a
> blanket excuse for not testing things.
>
> And yes, I expect that stuff can be a bit rough during the merge window,
> after all, the whole point is that we can fix things up. But quite
> frankly, if _I_ find problems on the few machines I personally build and
> test on, then what does that say about the bigger picture?
>
> IOW, I refuse to pull code that doesn't even work for me. If I did, where
> would we end up? What do you think should be my minimal quality
> requirements, if "Oh, it doesn't even build for me" is too much to ask
> for?
>
> So if I find code that doesn't work, I'm not going to just say "whatever".
> I'm going to reject it.

So can we get linux-next builds to build with *your* Kconfig? This should
cut down the amount of crap you see considerably.

I'm not saying we have too many configuration options and testing them all
is insane, granted I admit I should have found this one since I do generally
try and build with nouveau on here.

I've sent a new pull, take it or not it builds here at least under
staging/acpi/vga_switcheroo off

Dave.


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