|| ||"David S. Miller" <davem-AT-redhat.com>|
|| ||Stephen Hemminger <shemminger-AT-osdl.org>|
|| ||Re: Please route new work through -mm tree?|
|| ||Wed, 29 Sep 2004 13:19:47 -0700|
On Wed, 29 Sep 2004 11:03:43 -0700
Stephen Hemminger <email@example.com> wrote:
> There is lots of stuff going on that has a potential to make things less
> stable. How about routing any future TCP, fib, statistics, stuff through
> Andrew's tree and not directly to Linus. That way we have some buffer
> and can stablize some more. Alternatively, Dave you could publize your
> staging area some more.
I'm not changing how I do things because:
1) Putting the net stuff into -mm makes debugging of networking
changes harder, as -mm has a ton of experimental stuff in it
as well. -mm frequently makes machines unbootable, and particularly
this is felt on non-x86 platforms such as sparc64 which is where
I do all of my work.
2) I am more than happy to post the location of my net-2.6 tree
but last time I used this actively (whilst Linus was away for
2 weeks) the IBM folks complained that this gave them
too many trees to work from.
Furthermore, I've never put any change into my tree that I didn't
think was ready for upstream. When I post something here before
pushing to Linus, that's the chance for folks to test things out.
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