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SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/5] x86: coding style fixes in arch/x86/ia32/ia32_aout.c
On 01/08/2008 11:17 PM, Sam Ravnborg wrote:
>>> Most of these kernel changes would probably get in the way of real
>>> development, making patches reject that would otherwise apply.
>> I'm curious, in what way would they interfere?
>
> Developer A work one some complicated stuff in foo.c which is
> not yet -mm fooder.
>
> Developer B submits and have applied a massive cleanup to some of the
> files touced by Developer A's patch.
>
> Developer A now needs to fix up his stuff.

Ok, to be honest, how often is this a problem?

And then, how hard is it to rebase the patch?

And if it is a problem, then you can still drop a message, such as don't do
this, I have a big patch here.


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