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SubjectRe: [PATCH v21 001/100] eclone (1/11): Factor out code to allocate pidmap page
On Sat, May 01, 2010 at 03:10:22PM -0700, David Miller wrote:
>
>NO WAY, there is no way in the world you should post 100 patches
>at a time to any mailing list, especially those at vger.kernel.org
>that have thousands upon thousands of subscribers.
>
>Post only small, well contained, sets of patches at a time. At most
>10 or so in one go.
>
>Do you realize how much mail traffic you generate by posting so many
>patches at one time, and how unlikely it is for anyone to actually
>sift through and review your patches after you've spammed them by
>posting so many at one time?
>
>A second infraction and I will have no choice but to block you at the
>SMTP level at vger.kernel.org so please do not do it again.

So I really agree with everything you said here, but I do wonder why you haven't
sent a similar rant about the often 100+ patchsets for the -stable series. We
are supposed to review those and follow up on them to be sure they're suitable
for a stable release.

Or the 100+ emails about regressions from version to version. Etc, etc.

I'm not saying you're wrong, but it does seem a bit odd that you choose to reply
to this one, and not the other umpteen cases I often see. Maybe it isn't about
the size or volume of the emails, and more about the fact that it's 100 patches
to implement _one_ thing? If so, then I don't really think it's about list
traffic at all...

josh


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