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SubjectRe: 4 stable kernel review cycles starting
On Thu, Apr 01, 2010 at 08:53:32AM +1100, Dave Chinner wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 31, 2010 at 10:38:31AM -0700, Greg KH wrote:
> > On Wed, Mar 31, 2010 at 03:44:45PM +1100, Dave Chinner wrote:
> > > On Tue, Mar 30, 2010 at 04:03:38PM -0700, Greg KH wrote:
> > > > Hi all,
> > > >
> > > > Well, I up and moved cities and caused a bunch of stable patches to be
> > > > backlogged. I've caught up with all of the ones that were marked as
> > > > being wished to be applied to the stable trees, and still have a bunch
> > > > of pending requests still queued up in my mailbox.
> > > >
> > > > But, due to the number of the current patches already applied, it is
> > > > time to just let these go and work on the other pending stuff after
> > > > this.
> > >
> > > Greg, I send a series of 19 patches for XFS updates to stable@kernel.org
> > > back on the 12th March for 2.6.32 (subject was "[PATCH 0/19] xfs:
> > > 2.6.32.y stable tree updates").
> > >
> > > The patches were cc'd to the XFS list and they made it there:
> > >
> > > http://oss.sgi.com/archives/xfs/2010-03/msg00125.html
> > >
> > > so I'm wondering if you've got them queued up or not or whether
> > > I need to resend them to you....
> > >
> > > > So don't worry, if anyone has asked for some patches to be applied to
> > > > some stable trees, and you don't see it here, just give it some time,
> > > > I'm still catching up on things (hey, I'm just happy I have an internet
> > > > connection again...)
> > >
> > > I sent these prior to the last stable release that had this same
> > > comment, so I didn't get worried that they had been missed. Now they
> > > are missing from the next stable release, I'm getting worried. :/
> >
> > Yes, they are still in my "to-apply" queue. I also have a series of
> > ext4 and kvm patches as well as a mess of wireless patches to wade
> > through, so you are in good company.
>
> Ok, I just wanted to make sure they were in the queue and not some
> bit bucket somewhere.
>
> > The issue is that applying individual patches like this is more
> > "difficult" than just handling patches that are already marked in
> > Linus's kernel tree as to be added to the stable queues. So it
> > takes a bit more time and effort to get to those patches, while
> > still keeping up with the series like you, and other developers,
> > sent.
>
> Understood. Would providing a git tree to pull from for large series
> like the XFS one make this easier for you in future? I can do that
> bit of extra work if that makes things easier for you...

No, patches are still easier, I would have to convert the git tree to
patches anyway, so for now, this is fine.

thanks,

greg k-h


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