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SubjectRe: linux-next: taking a break
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On Fri, Sep 20, 2013 at 6:56 AM, Olof Johansson <olof@lixom.net> wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 19, 2013 at 9:46 PM, Stephen Rothwell <sfr@canb.auug.org.au> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>>
>> I will be having a 3 week break leading up to the kernel
>> summit. This means that next-20130927 (next Friday) will be the last
>> linux-next release until next-20131028 (or maybe 29 depending on
>> jetlag). I presume that Linus will be up to v3.12-rc7 by then and -rc7
>> is often the last before a release ... Please plan accordingly.
>
> This brings up a subject that could be good to discuss at KS: Do you
> want a backup to share your workload and for hand-off at times like
> this?
>
> You've been carrying the load of linux-next alone for years now, and
> having someone that can take over every now and then seems like a good
> idea. You've been doing an outstanding job but everybody need downtime
> sometimes.
>
> Linux-next is incredibly valuable for _so_ many of us, and a big part
> of the value is in the continuous frequent releases that allows us to
> catch issues quickly when they are staged, and keep bisectability as
> high as possible. It also helps us discover early on when someone is
> merging code through a maintainer they shouldn't (due to conflicts).
> It will be very much missed during your well-deserved vacation.
>

A co-maintainer is a good idea.
Describing and writing down the Linux-next workflow, also.

- Sedat -


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