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    SubjectRe: Release Policy
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    Followup to:  <20011126.171301.50592818.davem@redhat.com>
    By author: "David S. Miller" <davem@redhat.com>
    In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
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    > From: Andrew Morton <akpm@zip.com.au>
    > Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2001 17:04:02 -0800
    >
    > Marcelo, if someone sends you a patch which has not been thoroughly
    > reviewed on the appropriate mailing list, I would urge you to
    > peremptorily shitcan it. There is no reason why you alone should
    > be responsible for reviewing kernel changes.
    >
    > Are you suggesting that, for example, I should send every Sparc change
    > to this list?
    >

    appropriate != this.

    > I bet a lot of what he is seeing are driver and arch updates.
    >
    > Such updates really only need to go through his "stupid filter"
    > when it is coming from the maintainer, but it does add up and
    > take up time.

    Obviously. If it's for a maintained subsystem:

    a) if it's from the subsystem maintainer, sanity-check it.
    b) if it's not, dump it or reject with the appropriate notice.

    -hpa
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