|From:||"David S. Miller" <davem-AT-redhat.com>|
|To:||Stephen Hemminger <shemminger-AT-osdl.org>|
|Subject:||Re: Please route new work through -mm tree?|
|Date:||Wed, 29 Sep 2004 13:19:47 -0700|
On Wed, 29 Sep 2004 11:03:43 -0700 Stephen Hemminger <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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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