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SubjectRe: merge status
On 11/10/05, Andrew Morton <> wrote:
> James Bottomley <> wrote:
> >
> > it's my contributors who drop me in it
> > by leaving their patch sets until you declare a kernel, dumping the
> > integration testing on me in whatever time window is left.
> Yes, I think I'm noticing an uptick in patches as soon as a kernel is
> released.
> It's a bit irritating, and is unexpected (here, at least). I guess people
> like to hold onto their work for as long as possible so when they release
> it, it's in the best possible shape.
> I guess all we can do is to encourage people to merge up when it's working,
> not when it's time to merge it into mainline.
> One could just say "if I don't have it by the time 2.6.n is released, it
> goes into 2.6.n+2", but that's probably getting outside the realm of
> practicality.

I personally find that a nice flow is to just continuously push
patches to you to merge into -mm, then once the merge window opens you
usually push the stuff onto Linus and it'll make the next kernel.
Anything I submit after the merge window opens will just stay in -mm
and wait for the next merge window (or next+1 depending on the patch).

But then my stuff is usually quite simple, so I guess that doesn't
work for everyone, but for me at least it seems to work well.

Jesper Juhl <>
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