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SubjectRe: The direction linux is taking
Dave Jones writes:
> On Thu, 27 Dec 2001, Richard Gooch wrote:
>
> > Sure, although I post to l-k a URL and ChangeLog, and separately send
> > to Linus/Marcelo the actual patch. People grumble when I send kiB's
> > (or even kB's :-) to the list.
>
> Good enough. (In fact, preferable imo, as long as the patch stays
> at the url if still relevant/unapplied).

Oh, sure. <checking archive>. I've still got a devfs patch dating back
to 20-AUG-1998 on my ftp site. I think that's long enough :-)

> The "I sent a patch n times to linus without ccing l-k and he didn't
> apply it" case however, is a lost one imo.

Agreed. Patches need review. It's actually quite frustrating when you
post patches, wait a week, send it off to Linus/Marcelo, and when the
new kernel comes out, suddenly bug reports come out of the woodwork.

Regards,

Richard....
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