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SubjectRe: Release Policy
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By author: "David S. Miller" <>
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> From: Andrew Morton <>
> 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.

<> at work, <> in private!
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