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But in the lack of a formalized review process, this still won't fix the problem.
timerfd() and system call review
Posted Aug 18, 2007 18:19 UTC (Sat) by landley (guest, #6789)
Having infrastructure so that something automatically times out if not
dealt with, and people can check what timeouts are pending, that might
Posted Aug 19, 2007 7:52 UTC (Sun) by mkerrisk (subscriber, #1978)
By a formalized process, I was suggesting something like a sign-off from one (or preferably more) individuals who might not necessarily be kernel developers, but must be well versed in the Unix system call APIs, who would
Posted Aug 20, 2007 5:08 UTC (Mon) by landley (guest, #6789)
But adding more layers of bureaucracy seldom improves a process, and
inflicting bureaucracy on volunteers makes them go away. (We added
signed-off-by for _tracking_ purposes, in response to a clear and present
danger the nature of which was a lawsuit.)
Adding additional layers of verification and certification before
something can be merged is never how Linux has done stuff. Linus still
accepts some patches directly, when you can get his attention...
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