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SubjectRe: linux-next: no tree for Sept 6
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Hi,

On Tue, Sep 6, 2011 at 2:18 PM, Josh Boyer <jwboyer@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 6, 2011 at 1:29 PM, Arnaud Lacombe <lacombar@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> On Tue, Sep 6, 2011 at 1:23 PM, Josh Boyer <jwboyer@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Tue, Sep 6, 2011 at 1:17 PM, Arnaud Lacombe <lacombar@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>>
>>>> On Tue, Sep 6, 2011 at 2:40 AM, Stephen Rothwell <sfr@canb.auug.org.au> wrote:
>>>>> Hi all,
>>>>>
>>>>> With master.kernel.org down, there is not much change from yesterday and
>>>>> I cannot publish the resulting linux-next tree anyway, so there is no
>>>>> tree today.
>>>>>
>>>> What about github ? gitorious ?
>>>>
>>>> If you fork linus' tree on github, you should still be within the disk
>>>> usage limit. My linux-2.6-next.git bare tree mirror is about 303MB.
>>>
>>> Well... that would be helpful if all of the trees that linux-next
>>> pulls from are hosted somewhere other than kernel.org as well.  A lot
>>> of them are not, which means you would get an incomplete linux-next
>>> tree at best.  Probably better to just wait.
>>>
>> That's just insane...
>
> It's insane for people to host their git trees for kernel work on kernel.org?
>
Yes. It is looking for trouble by creating a wonderful single point of
failure. Which happened to have failed.

If I were to be really paranoid, I would no longer trust any code on
git.kernel.org unless all the current repository were to be destroyed,
and re-uploaded by their owner.

- Arnaud

>> git is distributed, but still used centrally. Kernel development
>> should just not be impacted by such issues.
>
> No... git is still used in a distributed fashion.  It's just that most
> maintainers host the public trees that people pull from on kernel.org.
>  Some have pushed public trees to github or elsewhere, but not all of
> them.
>
> josh
>
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