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SubjectRe: Release Policy
On Mon, Nov 26, 2001 at 11:40:30PM -0800, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> Anuradha Ratnaweera wrote:
> >
> > How does Marcelo (or Linus or Alan, say) know that the patch _really_ came from
> > the subsystem aintainer himself? I mean anybody would have sent any crap, but
> > not too bad enough to suspect. But if it came with a CC to a list, there is a
> > much smaller chance of this happenning.
> >
> > Yes. This would be very rare and the effects would be very short lived. But
> > still the _possibility_ exists.
> How about sending a quick reply "got your patch, applied it?" The
> maintainer can then say "WHAT PATCH?"

Don't we need a consistent indexing system for patches?

May be the subsystem maintainers can upload patches to some place over ssh/ssl
and the maintainer can _download_ them from there. The maintainer will simply
email the patch number and not the whole thing. And patches can be
numbered/named in some consistent manner. Once the system is in place, we can
even automate md5 checksums etc.




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