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SubjectRe: [ofa-general] Re: [GIT PULL] please pull infiniband.git for-linus
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 > > This will get the batch of changes queued up for the 2.6.24 merge
> > window (although I still have a few more things to merge later, once
> > Dave Miller's networking tree has landed too):
>
> Roland are you absolutely sure this won't create merge conflicts with
> my 8MB net-2.6 merge, inside of which there are many infiniband
> driver changes?

I'm not absolutely sure of anything but I have merged our two git
trees quite a few times during the 2.6.23 cycle and I have not seen
any conflicts. Unless you've added some more IB changes very recently
I don't think there should be any problem.

> I really wish you would submit your inifiniband work through normal
> network driver channels, such as Jeff Garzik. Jeff has been syncing
> on almost a daily basis with me so that I wouldn't have to worry about
> changes coming out of left field and adding additional merge issues
> for an already difficult merge.

I'm not sure what you mean. During the 2.6.23 cycle I've been sending
any patches that potentially could conflict with the net-2.6 tree to
you and Jeff so that you can merge them upstream via your tree. Or do
you mean Jeff should become the maintainer of drivers/infiniband??

Can't you guys just keep the networking stuff contained in its little
box so it doesn't create maintenance problems for InfiniBand stuff?

> Even if you're confident there won't be merge issues, could you just
> wait for the net-2.6 stuff to go in first?

I don't mind waiting but I guess it's up to Linus really.

- R.
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