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SubjectRe: [ck] Re: Linus 2.6.23-rc1 -- It does not matter who's code gets merged!
Arjan van de Ven wrote:
> Let me repeat the key message:
> It does not matter who's code gets merged.
> It does not matter who's code gets merged.
> It does not matter who's code gets merged.
> It does not matter who's code gets merged.
> What matters is that the problem gets solved and that the Linux kernel
> innovates forward.

This, I think, is what really really matters in the end.

> I've had several cases myself where I spent quite some time solving a
> problem, just to get some random remark from someone smart on lkml
> saying "if you had done <this simple thing> you would have had <this
> simple and superior solution>". Was I pissed off that my patch didn't
> get merged but that this better approach got picked? NO! The problem
> that I needed to solve got solved in a really good way. Mission
> accomplished.
> (and merging the code that is cleaning up/smallest is a reasonable one
> to pick for someone like Linus, likewise for the "which is likely to be
> maintained best" arguments)

Very rational. I would now have to contend that CFS didn't lose and
neither did SD. Linux won.

Thank you very much.

Best Regards,


Carlo Florendo
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1101 Quezon City, Philippines

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