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SubjectRe: [GIT PATCH] scsi bug fixes for 2.6.23-rc2
On Tue, 2007-08-07 at 12:20 -0400, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> James Bottomley wrote:
> > I'm arguing that a too strict an interpretation of bugfix only post -rc1
> > will damage feature stabilisation. Please think carefully about this.
> > If we go out in a released kernel with a problematic user space ABI, we
> > end up being committed to it forever.
> IMO you're going off on your own tangent. Linus never singled out bsg
> (far from it, in fact, since bsg was not a major LOC contributor) or
> declared ABI-related fixes verboten.
> I don't think anyone wants to release a userspace ABI with problems,
> since we all know that's basically locked in stone once its in a
> mainline release.
> AFAICS his main complaint was he felt your push was a big honking huge
> change, late in the game, that included obvious non-fixes. And it was.
> lpfc was probably the biggest part of that, not bsg, and it's pretty
> clear such a big lpfc update should have gone in when the merge window
> was open. The [non-lpfc] cleanups were also not -rc2 material.

I think you'll find that part of the complaint was addressed in the
first part of the email which you didn't quote.


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