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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Re: Move of input drivers, some word needed from you
Christoph Hellwig wrote:
>
> On Mon, Aug 21, 2000 at 08:35:43PM +0200, Mike Galbraith wrote:
> > Wrong.. patches should be posted/digested by list recipients. If
> > subscribers can't be bothered to read patches, they should reconsider
> > their initial application for acceptance to this list. I'll happily
> > de-uuencode gunzip and whatever, but I _don't like_ to have to chase
> > it down to see it. Please post patches.. _not_ URL's.
>
> Posting patches is generally a good thing (IMHO). Gziping them
> is just plain ugly (also IMHO).
>
> On the other hand very big patches that do nothing else then
> moving files around (like my patch) don't really have to be posted
> to lkml. If I hadn't overssen the size of this patch, I would
> probably have put it on ftp.

Patches that just move files around are better posted as a script (with
mv commands) and a cleanup patch. Benefits are twofold: less bandwidth
and makes the real changes more apparent.

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Brian Gerst
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