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    SubjectRe: BK Kernel Hacking HOWTO
    On Tue, 26 Feb 2002, Larry McVoy wrote:
    > > So in case he wants a few csets only, I have to redo my for-Him-to-pull-tree.
    > > In which case I don't see any advantages compared to emailing a patch with
    > > changeset- and file-specific comments. Especially since setting up a
    > > for-Him-to-pull-tree requires setting up a publically accessible BK server.
    >
    > You can set up a publically accessible tree here, if you need one,
    > see the Hosting link on our website. You can make your tree publically
    > accessible in multiple ways, with varying levels of security, see
    > "bk help bkd".

    OK.

    > The advantage of allowing him to pull is that you won't have the same data
    > in your BK tree twice, which you would have if you sent him diffs and then
    > pulled the diffs from him. This is ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT if you have renames
    > (and creates/deletes are a sort of rename) in your patch.

    Yes, that's true.

    > If the situation is that you've created a scratch tree, specifically for
    > sending stuff to Linus and you aren't going to use it for anything else
    > or build on it, then you can send him regular diffs, and toss the tree
    > once you know he accepted them.

    I guess in most cases we (the m68k boys, who got their CVS tree only a few
    months ago ;-)) will end up using this `plan B' anyway...

    Gr{oetje,eeting}s,

    Geert

    --
    Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 -- geert@linux-m68k.org

    In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But
    when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
    -- Linus Torvalds

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