|From:||Andrew Morton <akpm-AT-linux-foundation.org>|
|To:||David Miller <davem-AT-davemloft.net>|
|Subject:||Re: Announce: Linux-next (Or Andrew's dream :-))|
|Date:||Tue, 12 Feb 2008 17:46:45 -0800|
|Cc:||jeff-AT-garzik.org, arjan-AT-infradead.org, greg-AT-kroah.com, sfr-AT-canb.auug.org.au, linux-kernel-AT-vger.kernel.org, linux-next-AT-vger.kernel.org, linux-arch-AT-vger.kernel.org, torvalds-AT-linux-foundation.org|
On Tue, 12 Feb 2008 17:16:03 -0800 (PST) David Miller <email@example.com> wrote: > From: Andrew Morton <firstname.lastname@example.org> > Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2008 16:37:42 -0800 > > > Well there's a case in point. rcupdate.h is not a part of networking, and > > it is random tree-wandering like this which causes me problems and which > > will cause Stephen problems. > > > > Now, I don't know which tree "owns" rcupdate.h but it ain't networking. > > Probably git-sched. > > > > Nothing in networking depends upon that change (which has a typo in the > > comment, btw) hence it can and should have gone through > > whichever-tree-owns-that-file. > > > > For Stephen's sake: please. > > At least thie time I did make sure that change got posted to > linux-kernel and got properly reviewed by the de-facto maintainer > (Paul McKenney). :-) Ah, thanks for that - I'm behind in my lkml reading. Again. > I'll toss it. While I was there I spotted a howling bug in rcu_assign_pointer(): a double-touch of the second arg. Nobody has done rcu_assign_pointer(p, something_with_side_effects); before? That would be surpising... Paul has been informed ;) > But how do I do that using GIT without rebasing and without > having this ugly changeset and revert in there? Who, me? umm, get git changed? It seems pretty clear that it isn't matching legitimate kernel development workflow. And it is a tool's job to do that, rather than forcing humans to change there practices. > That's the thing I want answered, and although Al claims it does, > git cherry-pick does not seem to do what I want either.
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