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    SubjectRe: 4 stable kernel review cycles starting
    On Wed, Mar 31, 2010 at 10:38:31AM -0700, Greg KH wrote:
    > On Wed, Mar 31, 2010 at 03:44:45PM +1100, Dave Chinner wrote:
    > > On Tue, Mar 30, 2010 at 04:03:38PM -0700, Greg KH wrote:
    > > > Hi all,
    > > >
    > > > Well, I up and moved cities and caused a bunch of stable patches to be
    > > > backlogged. I've caught up with all of the ones that were marked as
    > > > being wished to be applied to the stable trees, and still have a bunch
    > > > of pending requests still queued up in my mailbox.
    > > >
    > > > But, due to the number of the current patches already applied, it is
    > > > time to just let these go and work on the other pending stuff after
    > > > this.
    > >
    > > Greg, I send a series of 19 patches for XFS updates to stable@kernel.org
    > > back on the 12th March for 2.6.32 (subject was "[PATCH 0/19] xfs:
    > > 2.6.32.y stable tree updates").
    > >
    > > The patches were cc'd to the XFS list and they made it there:
    > >
    > > http://oss.sgi.com/archives/xfs/2010-03/msg00125.html
    > >
    > > so I'm wondering if you've got them queued up or not or whether
    > > I need to resend them to you....
    > >
    > > > So don't worry, if anyone has asked for some patches to be applied to
    > > > some stable trees, and you don't see it here, just give it some time,
    > > > I'm still catching up on things (hey, I'm just happy I have an internet
    > > > connection again...)
    > >
    > > I sent these prior to the last stable release that had this same
    > > comment, so I didn't get worried that they had been missed. Now they
    > > are missing from the next stable release, I'm getting worried. :/
    >
    > Yes, they are still in my "to-apply" queue. I also have a series of
    > ext4 and kvm patches as well as a mess of wireless patches to wade
    > through, so you are in good company.

    Ok, I just wanted to make sure they were in the queue and not some
    bit bucket somewhere.

    > The issue is that applying individual patches like this is more
    > "difficult" than just handling patches that are already marked in
    > Linus's kernel tree as to be added to the stable queues. So it
    > takes a bit more time and effort to get to those patches, while
    > still keeping up with the series like you, and other developers,
    > sent.

    Understood. Would providing a git tree to pull from for large series
    like the XFS one make this easier for you in future? I can do that
    bit of extra work if that makes things easier for you...

    Cheers,

    Dave.
    --
    Dave Chinner
    david@fromorbit.com


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