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SubjectRe: RFD: Kernel release numbering


On Thu, 3 Mar 2005, Jeff Garzik wrote:
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> The only problem I see with this -- and its a minor problem -- is that
> some patches that belong in the 2.6.X.Y tree go straight to you/Andrew,
> rather than to $sucker.

Yes. I think people will have to be taught, and get used to the new world
order, and that could take a long time. And don't get me wrong, I include
myself in those people, ie it's not just that everybody else needs to
learn to Cc: the new group (I assume it's best to have a mailing alias, to
allow the thing to have multiple people involved even before it gets to
the vetting stage, and then have a _separate_ mail alias for the "vettign
group" people).

Think of how the -mm tree has evolved - with me and Andrew learning how
the other side acts and works. This would be the same thing, except
hopefully on a smaller scale (ie the _volume_ of patches had better be an
order of magnited smaller not just in size but in number too). It wasn't
just "let's set up Andrew". It was a learning experience.

And yes, we'll probably get duplicated changes, _especially_ early on. But
at least nobody seems to hate this idea, so I think we should drop the
original even/odd suggestion for now, and see if this would make more
sense..

Linus
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