I only "called out" a thanks to Max for digging through the large
patch from Red Hat to figure out what patches should be applied.
That work was hard based on the format that Red Hat is shipping their
kernel patch in these days, and the work should be thanked. It has
no relevance on my opinion of what Red Hat is doing here.
>> Red Hat didn't make this very easy due to their "one giant patch"
> now imagine if *everyone* else followed suit, where would that leave Linux
> development? is that the future you envision?
Um, this makes no sense as that is not how upstream development works.
If the upstream development procedure changed to be this way, then that
would be a different conversation and topic. But as it is, it has no
relevance at all here.