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    SubjectRe: Forked android kernel development from linux kernel mainline
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    On Wednesday, November 10, 2010, Pavel Machek wrote:
    > On Sat 2010-11-06 20:03:48, Ted Ts'o wrote:
    > > On Sat, Nov 06, 2010 at 04:52:26PM -0700, david@lang.hm wrote:
    > > > also, none of these other patches resulted in device drivers
    > > > developed for a distro being incompatible with mainline.
    > >
    > > What, people can't delete a couple of single lines of code before
    > > submitting the device driver upstream to mainline? Here's the world's
    > > tiniest violin playing, "my heart bleeds for you"....
    >
    > Deleting couple single liners is not a problem. Cleaning up 100KLoC
    > patch for mainline *is* a problem.
    >
    > I know, I tried to do that work. Even getting it to staging quality
    > was hard, and it was recently dropped due to security holes.
    >
    > Unfortunately google uses wakelocks as an excuse for not cleaning up
    > stuff... "because readding those few lines would be too hard".

    Actually, this isn't a good excuse any more as of 2.6.37-rc1. You can
    basically replace wakelocks with wakeup sources and go ahead.

    Thanks,
    Rafael


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