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SubjectRe: Disgusted with kbuild developers
Arjan van de Ven <>:
> A "I don't like don't like <FOO> and won't apply it" is not a communications problem in general. When the person trying to submit <FOO> keeps submitting it without listening to suggestions or to reasons why it's not applied.... THEN there is a one sided communcation problem.
> Not saying that's the case here, but it starts to appear to be so.

Arjan, I would dearly love to get useful feedback on why things like my patches weren't applied. It would be a delight like
water in the desert to *hear* some reasons!

But I think you know very well that the usual flow looks like this:

1. You throw a patch over the wall to Linus.

2. Either it shows up in the next release...

3. ...or you hear a vast and echoing silence.
<a href="">Eric S. Raymond</a>
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