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Nobody really uses Linus's tree directly anymore. At least the number of folks that do it are
People use distro-supplied kernels nowadays and if a distro decides to use a Linus branch kernel
directly on it's first 'release' does not really deserve to have users due to their obvious stupidity.
After the merge window closed...
Posted Mar 18, 2010 7:32 UTC (Thu) by dlang (✭ supporter ✭, #313)
Linus has made the same point about trees that get re-based immediately prior to to the pull request.
I suspect that by delaying such trees to the next merge window the tree will stabilize faster and end up shortening the time until the next full release.
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