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Hi Andi et al.

On Monday 12 June 2006 21:07, Andi Kleen wrote:
> Hallo,
>
> Some administrativa.
>
> In the last time I've posted all patches I sent to Linus
> at discuss@x86-64.org at least once. I did this because this list is
> relatively low volume and I tended to get some useful feedback from the
> people subscribed here.
>
> However I heard some rumours that I scared people away
> from the list with the many patches.
>
> I also planned to post patches more often to get better
> turnaround for reviews on changed patches.
>
> We still have a patches@x86-64 mailing list on x86-64.org which
> is mostly unused. If I moved the big patch floods over there,
> would the people who do reviews subscribe there? Please comment.

I'll subscribe. (As in reply to the comment below...) I didn't know this site
or these lists existed.

Regards,

Nigel

> Also I'll probably start x86_64-* patchkit releases again. Currently
> my working dir on ftp.firstfloor.org is directly going into -mm* and
> that sometimes causes problems because it is not as well tested as it would
> be if a larger audience has run it. Also there are often non trivial
> interactions with the many patches in -mm* and it's hard to figure
> out where a problem comes from. So it looks like some separate
> testing would be better.
>
> I hope people would be still interested in running x86_64-* patchkits.
>
> Also my feeling is that I need to involve linux-kernel more. It seems
> the majority of x86-64 users don't even know now this mailing list
> exists, so they don't review or test the latest releases. Also
> the traffic here seems to be less and less now except for me
> (or do I just imagine that?)
>
> I suppose posting all patches there would be too much though, but
> at least the announcements should be going there. I still think
> it's valuable to have some kind of separate x86-64 list because
> linux-kernel is just too much to keep up with and it would
> drown valuable bug reports etc. in the general noise.
>
> Any feedback from x86-64 contributors on how to organize this better
> welcome.
>
> -Andi
>
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