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SubjectRe: 4 -stable kernel review cycles starting
On Thu, Jul 01, 2010 at 03:36:00PM -0700, Randy Dunlap wrote:
> On Thu, 1 Jul 2010 15:10:59 -0700 Greg KH wrote:
>
> > On Thu, Jul 01, 2010 at 11:55:02PM +0200, Florian Fainelli wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > Le Thursday 1 July 2010 19:51:00, Greg KH a écrit :
> > > > First off, sorry for the long delay in the -stable kernel releases, they
> > > > got pushed to the back-burner for other things recently ("Hey look, is
> > > > that the sun finally here in the Pacific Northwest?")
> > > >
> > > > Please note that there are still a large number of patches that have
> > > > been submitted to the -stable trees for inclusion, that I have not
> > > > included yet. Do not worry, they are still in my queue, but due to the
> > > > large number of patches that I already have queued up, I figured it was
> > > > better to get what I have applied already out for a release and then
> > > > work on catching up after this.
> > > >
> > > > If anyone has any questions about this, please let me know.
> > >
> > > Looks like this cpmac patch was not included in this -stable series:
> > > http://www.spinics.net/lists/netdev/msg133317.html
> > >
> > > Can you queue it for future -stable releases or this one?
> >
> > {sigh}
> >
> > Did you see the second paragraph above as to why it isn't in this
> > release?
>
> I did. :)
> and I saw the third paragraph above.
> ["If anyone has any questions about this, please let me know."]

Well, if the question could be answered by reading the second
paragraph... :)

> > And yes, it will be in future ones.
>
> Unfortunately, I don't find it feasible to review several hundred patches
> in the next 3 days. I think that I understand how your stable & staging
> cycles (workloads) work, but I also think that it would help if you
> wouldn't batch all stable reviews together like this.

If you look closely, almost all of the patches in all of the trees are
in other trees, so the number of unique patches is much less than the
whole total of all of the different patches in 4 trees.

If you don't like this type of review cycle, what would you prefer?

thanks,

greg k-h
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