> 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.
actually, i forgot to point it out previously, that 'kernel patch' does not exist. what does exist is a big monolithic tree with all changes applied on top of whatever base they had at the time.
> It has no relevance on my opinion of what Red Hat is doing here.
you just called this 'digging through their giant patch' hard the second time now. in my little world that's an opinion, and not exactly a flattering one (note how you thanked someone else, not RH).
> Um, this makes no sense as that is not how upstream development works.
we're not talking about upstream development. we're talking about RHEL development. they're two different 'products' with different development methods. what i was pointing out is that if all similar products (to RHEL, not upstream) began to distribute their derived works the RHEL6 way, what would you think of that? still be ok with it?