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    SubjectRe: [PATCH v21 001/100] eclone (1/11): Factor out code to allocate pidmap page
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    On Sat, 2010-05-01 at 15:10 -0700, David Miller wrote:
    > NO WAY, there is no way in the world you should post 100 patches
    > at a time to any mailing list, especially those at vger.kernel.org
    > that have thousands upon thousands of subscribers.
    >
    > Post only small, well contained, sets of patches at a time. At most
    > 10 or so in one go.

    Hi Dave,

    I really do apologize if these caused undue traffic on vger. It
    certainly wasn't our intention to cause any problems.

    We've had a fear all along that we'll just go back into our little
    containers@lists.linux-foundation.org, and go astray of what the
    community wants done with these patches. It's also important to
    remember that these really do affect the entire kernel. Unfortunately,
    it's not really a single feature or something that fits well on any
    other mailing list. It has implications _everywhere_. I think Andrew
    Morton also asked that these continue coming to LKML, although his
    request probably came at a time when the set was a wee bit smaller.

    > Do you realize how much mail traffic you generate by posting so many
    > patches at one time, and how unlikely it is for anyone to actually
    > sift through and review your patches after you've spammed them by
    > posting so many at one time?

    I honestly don't expect people to be reading the whole thing at once.
    But, I do hope that people can take a look at their individual bits that
    are touched.

    > A second infraction and I will have no choice but to block you at the
    > SMTP level at vger.kernel.org so please do not do it again.

    I know these patches are certainly not at the level of importance as,
    say the pata or -stable updates, but they're certainly not of
    unprecedented scale. I've seen a number of patchbombs of this size
    recently.

    I hope Andrew pulls this set into -mm so this doesn't even come up
    again. But, if it does, can you make some suggestions on how to be more
    kind to vger in the process?

    -- Dave



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