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SubjectRe: Linux-2.4.x patch submission policy
On Mon, Jan 08, 2001 at 06:40:21PM -0200, Rik van Riel wrote:
> I wasn't aware Andrea switched the way he stored his patches
> lately ;)

he's doing that for quite some time now (for suse's kernels too) and
that works pretty well :-)

> OTOH, the advantage of having a big patch means that it's
> easier for me to get people to test all of the things I
> have. Guess I'll need to find a way to easily get both the
> small and the big patches ;)


the trouble with that is also that the whole patch must be checked again
and again if a new version is being sent out. Andrea's patches have th
epossibility to be applied for several versions and indeed are easy to
use -- apply what you want.

it made SMP testing more fun compared to the big patches where nobody
exactly knows what patch may have caused [in]stability.

I for instance have the daunting task to check why 2.4.0 here crashes so
easily without messages, except some occasional APIC error. yuck.
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