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SubjectRe: The direction linux is taking
On Thu, 27 Dec 2001 10:38:28 -0700, Richard Gooch
<> wrote:

>Russell King writes:
>> On Thu, Dec 27, 2001 at 04:33:50PM +0000, Alan Cox wrote:
>> > Tridge wrote the system you describe, several years ago. Its called
>> > jitterbug but it doesnt help because Linus wont use it
>> Speaking as someone who _does_ use a system for tracking patches, I
>> believe that patch management systems are a right pain in the arse.
>> If the quality of patches aren't good, then it throws you into a
>> problem. You have to provide people with a reason why you discarded
>> their patch, which provides people with the perfect opportunity to
>> immediately start bugging you about exactly how to make it better.
>> If you get lots of such patches, eventually you've got a mailbox of
>> people wanting to know how to make their patches better.
>So you just do what Linus does: delete those questions without
>replying. No matter what system you use, if you want to avoid an
>overflowing mailbox, you either have to silently drop patches, and/or
>silently drop questions/requests/begging letters. There isn't really
>much difference between the two.
> Regards,
> Richard....

Sounds like IP translated into human systems. We aren't surprised when
a UDP packet is silently dropped for one of a thousand reasons.

john alvord
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