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On Fri, 20 Apr 2001, Tom Rini wrote:

> On Fri, Apr 20, 2001 at 12:35:12PM -0400, Nicolas Pitre wrote:
>
> > Why not having everybody's tree consistent with themselves and have whatever
> > CONFIGURE_* symbols and help text be merged along with the very code it
> > refers to? It's worthless to have config symbols be merged into Linus' or
> > Alan's tree if the code isn't there (yet). It simply makes no sense.
>
> Well, this depends a lot on a) The project to be merged (arch, mtd, whatever)
> and b) how far something has gotten in being merged someplace else, and of
> course c) the maintainer(s). Whatever the exact case, and in general, it
> should be handled via the maintainer. Why? They maintain the code.

Therefore it's the maintainer's job to submit coherent patches and accept to
see inconsistent CONFIG_* references be removed from the official tree until
further patch submission is due. It's only a question of discipline.
Otherwise how can you distinguish between dead wood which must be removed
and potentially valid symbols referring to code existing only in a remote
tree?


Nicolas

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