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SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/5] x86: coding style fixes in arch/x86/ia32/ia32_aout.c

* Sam Ravnborg <sam@ravnborg.org> wrote:

> > > > Firstly, anyone with a forked kernel with outstanding patches
> > > > that are not in x86.git only has themselves to blame. We want to
> > > > actively discourage forking and sitting on patches too long.
> > >
> > > Curious - what is the purpose of the x86.git tree these days?
> >
> > what do want to imply by 'these days'?
>
> I wondered when you wrote "anyone with a forked kernel with
> outstanding patches that are not in x86.git" if this was only x86
> specific patches or more than that. I could have a slev of patches in
> the works for parts that are no x86 specific (which I unfortunately do
> not have).

ah, i now understand what you mean. The stuff in -mm that touches
arch/x86 is for actively maintained areas which are generally quite
clean.

So this is not a problem in practice - massively unclean areas of code,
which are the primary target for cleanups, are not actively developed. [
perhaps because there's some level of correlation between unclean code
and lack of developer interest :-/ ]

Ingo


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