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SubjectRe: [GIT PULL] please pull infiniband.git for-linus
From: Linus Torvalds <>
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2007 19:58:04 -0700 (PDT)

> On Thu, 11 Oct 2007, David Miller wrote:
> >
> > 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 pulled the net stuff first, and merged the IB stuff afterwards. No
> conflicts in IB, but there *were* conflicts with the networking pull for
> other reasons.
> That horrid, horrid mess that is called include/linux/mod_devicetable.h
> and scripts/mod/file2alias.c must go at some point. The thing is
> unmaintainable. Different maintainers add their own structures to both,
> and functions to both, and it's just messy. That's not how maintainable
> and modularized code should be written.
> Now it broke on sdio vs ssb, but there was actually a conflict earlier
> with the Kbuild merge (which I aborted for other reasons), so this file
> really is starting to be a problem.
> The merge was fairly straightforward and stupid - it's not like the code
> added is *complicated*, but all those small functions and structrues are
> set up to be a maze of very similar lines, so the merge is actually much
> worse than it should be - because there is inherent similarity, some lines
> are automatically auto-merged, making the result just harder to visualize.
> So I merged it all, and I don't expect any problems, but I'm hoping
> somebody is thinking about that mod_devicetable.h/file2alias.c mess.

It all looks good from here.
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