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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] Remove Bitkeeper documentation from Linux tree
    In article <E16yx1z-0000jV-00@starship> you wrote:

    > It used to be that every major change would start with an [RFC]. Now the
    > typical way is to build private concensus between a few well-placed
    > individuals and go straight from there to feeding patches. At least,
    > that's my impression of the trend.

    I disagree with you here. A short 2.5 list:

    BIO - Jens posted patches for MONTHS to lkml (or changelogs with the patch
    on; plenty of room for discussion
    O(1) scheduler - discussed quite a bit on lkml before Linus merged it
    Preempt - discussed to the extreme before being merged
    Ratcache - posted for months and discussed a lot on lkml
    Andrew Morten's death-to-buffer - posted to lkml quite a bit, but of course
    it needs to work before it can be judged
    VFS - you already said that you can see what's going on here

    Now that leaves drivers and stuff. Well, for drivers, the maintainer
    submitting updates, especially minor ones, directly to Linus
    or the subsystem maintainer is fine by me.

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