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The current development kernel is...linux-next?

The current development kernel is...linux-next?

Posted Jul 10, 2008 12:31 UTC (Thu) by aanno (guest, #6082)
Parent article: The current development kernel is...linux-next?

I'm not sure that I have understood all the git/quilt obskure usages here. 
But I have the following question: Why is it necessary to rebuild 
linux-next on a daily basis? I understand that it is build on a bunch of 
special purpose trees. But after aggregating all this, can't we make a 
diff to last day linux-next and take this patch to check in a new 
linux-next??? This way all linux-next would be based on each other... 


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The current development kernel is...linux-next?

Posted Jul 10, 2008 14:48 UTC (Thu) by bfields (subscriber, #19510) [Link]

"can't we make a diff to last day linux-next and take this patch to check in a new
linux-next???"

The resulting diff would represent all the work done by all maintainers in a day.  It would be
large, and not very logical.

If I have a conflict with something in linux-next, then I want to be able to identify exactly
the smallest logical change that produces the conflict, and who did it (in case I need to ask
them about it).  It would be difficult to do that if a single change that's checked in is a
big agglomerations of unrelated stuff by lots of different developers.


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